Larisa (Lydia)

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Larisa (Ancient Greek: Λαρίσα) or Larissa (Λάρισσα) was a town of ancient Lydia.[1] It was in the territory of Ephesus, on the north bank of the Caystrus, which there flowed through a most fertile district, producing an excellent kind of wine. It was situated at a distance of 180 stadia from Ephesus, and 30 from Tralles.[2] In Strabo's time it had sunk to the rank of a village, but it was said once to have been a polis (Πόλις), with a temple of Apollo.

Its site is located near Çatal, Asiatic Turkey.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. ix. p. 440, xiii. p. 620. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Larissa". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 38°09′11″N 27°44′29″E / 38.153004°N 27.741461°E / 38.153004; 27.741461