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Lillium or Lillion (Ancient Greek: Λίλλιον), or Lileon or Lileum (Λιλεόν), or Lilaeus or Lilaios (Λίλαιος), was a commercial town (emporium) on the Black Sea coast of ancient Bithynia, 40 stadia to the east of Dia.[1][2] It is possible that the place may have derived its name from the Lilaeus, which Pliny the Elder mentions among the rivers of Bithynia.[3]

Its site is located east of Akçakoca in Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]


  1. ^ Arrian. Periplus Ponti Euxini. Vol. p. 13.
  2. ^ Anon. Peripl. R. E., p. 3.
  3. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 5.43.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 86, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 41°05′25″N 31°11′12″E / 41.09037°N 31.186582°E / 41.09037; 31.186582