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Laertes (Cilicia)

Coordinates: 36°30′38″N 32°09′57″E / 36.51062°N 32.16573°E / 36.51062; 32.16573
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Çebel Ires Daǧı inscription - a Phoenician legal inscription found in Laertes

Laertes (Ancient Greek: Λαέρτης)[1] was a town of ancient Cilicia.[2] Some have supposed that the philosopher Diogenes Laërtius was from this town.[3][4] Strabo called it a stronghold.[5]

Its site is located near Cebelires, in Asiatic Turkey.[2][6] Archaeologists have excavated the site; antiquities may be found at the Alanya Archaeological Museum.


  2. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 66, and directory notes accompanying. ISBN 978-0-691-03169-9.
  3. ^ 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica s.v. Diogenes Laërtius
  4. ^ Yonge, C. D. (1853). Preface, "The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers". London: Henry G. Bohn. p. 1.
  5. ^ STRABO, GEOGRAPH, § 14.5.3
  6. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

36°30′38″N 32°09′57″E / 36.51062°N 32.16573°E / 36.51062; 32.16573