Mount Tmolus

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Bozdağ (ancient Mount Tmolus) is associated with the accounts surrounding Tmolus

Mount Tmolus (Ancient Greek: Τμῶλος, modern Bozdağ; highest point: 2,157 m), named after Tmolus, King of Lydia, is in "a mountain range on the south of Sardis, forming the watershed between the basins of the Hermus in the north and the Cayster in the south, and being connected in the east with Mount Messogis."[1] It is situated in Lydia in western Turkey with the ancient Lydian capital Sardis at its foot and Hypaepa on its southern slope. The mountain was "celebrated for its excellent wine-growing slopes. It was equally rich in metals; and the river Pactolus, which had its source in Mount Tmolus, at one time carried from its interior a rich supply of gold."[1] The geography of Tmolus and the contest between Pan and Apollo, associated with the mythical Tmolus, son of Ares, are mentioned in Ovid's Metamorphoses, 11.168.


  1. ^ a b Smith, William, ed. (1857). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: Walton And Maberly, Upper Gower Street, and Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row; John Murray, Albemarle Street. p. 1214. ark:/13960/t2m61gk94.

Coordinates: 38°19′23″N 28°06′08″E / 38.3231°N 28.1022°E / 38.3231; 28.1022