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Neonteichos (Ancient Greek: Νέον τεῖχος, lit. 'new wall'), was an Aeolian town not far from the coast of Mysia, situated between the Hermus and the town of Larissa, from which its distance was only 30 stadia.[1] It is said to have been founded by the Aeolians, as a temporary fort on their first arrival in Asia Minor. According to Strabo,[2] the place was more ancient even than Cyme; but according to a statement in the Vita Homeri[3] it was built eight years later than Cyme, as a protection against the Pelasgians of Larissa.[4][5][6][7]

Its site is tentatively located near Yanıkköy, Asiatic Turkey.[8][9]


  1. ^ Notes and Queries. 19. S. C. & L. M. Gould. 1901. p. 4.
  2. ^ xiii. p.621
  3. ^ (100.10)
  4. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 5.32.
  5. ^ Herodotus. Histories. 1.149.
  6. ^ Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax; Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  7. ^ Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies (London, England) (1881). The Journal of Hellenic Studies. 2. Council of the Society. p. 284.
  8. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
  9. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 38°39′32″N 27°05′24″E / 38.6589°N 27.0899°E / 38.6589; 27.0899