Melanippe (Lycia)

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Melanippe (Ancient Greek: Μελανίππη), or Melanippium or Melanippion (Μελανίππιον), was a small town on the coast of ancient Lycia, on the western slope of Mount Phoenicus, about 30 stadia from Cape Hieron, and 60 stadia south of Gagae, of which William Martin Leake wrote it was the port town.[1]

The site is on the Karaöz Limanı.[2][3]


  1. ^ William Martin Leake, Asia Minor, p. 185; Hecataeus of Miletus, fragm. 247; Quint. Smyrn. 3.232; Stadiasmus Maris Magni §§ 210, 211.
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, 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). "Melanippe". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 36°15′18″N 30°24′18″E / 36.25488°N 30.40496°E / 36.25488; 30.40496