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Nephelis (Ancient Greek: Νεφελίς) was a small town of ancient Cilicia, situated, according to Ptolemy,[1] between Antioch and Anemurium; but if, as some suppose, it be the same place as the Zephelium or Zephelion (Ζεφέλιον) mentioned in the Stadiasmus Maris Magni,[2] it ought to be looked for between Selinus and Celenderis. Near the place was a promontory of the same name, where, according to Livy,[3] the fleet of Antiochus the Great was stationed, when, after reducing the towns of Cilicia as far as Selinus, he was engaged in the siege of Coracesium, and where he received the ambassadors of the Rhodians.

Its site is tentatively located near Kicikköy, Muzkent, in Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]


  1. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. Vol. 5.8.1.
  2. ^ Stadiasmus Maris Magni, §§ 181, 182.
  3. ^ Livy. Ab Urbe Condita Libri (History of Rome). Vol. 33.20.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 66, 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). "Nephelis". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 36°10′31″N 32°22′58″E / 36.175323°N 32.382862°E / 36.175323; 32.382862