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Hygassos was a town of the Rhodian Peraea in ancient Caria, that was inhabited in the Hellenistic period.[1] The name does not appear in inscriptions, but the demonym (Ancient Greek: Ὑγασσέως) occurs frequently in ancient epigraphy.[2]

Its site is located on Losta Bay, Bozburun Peninsula, Asiatic Turkey.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ see, e.g., AD 23 B2 (1968) 448,2; MDAI(A) 30 (1905) 149,8.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 36°44′22″N 28°07′15″E / 36.739573°N 28.120727°E / 36.739573; 28.120727