Linus (Mysia)

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Linus or Linos (Λῖνος), also Linum or Linon (Λίνον), was a town on the coast of ancient Mysia, on the Propontis, between Priapus and Parium; it is noticed by Strabo as the spot where the best snails were found.[1]

Its site is located in Asiatic Turkey.[2][3]


  1. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. xiii. p. 588. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 52, and directory notes accompanying.
  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). "Linus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 40°25′52″N 27°11′48″E / 40.431121°N 27.196542°E / 40.431121; 27.196542