Nora (Cappadocia)

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Nora (Ancient Greek: τὰ Νῶρα) was a mountain fortress and town of ancient Cappadocia, on the frontiers of Lycaonia. Located at the foot of Mount Taurus, in which Eumenes was for a whole winter besieged by Antigonus (319 BC), before he escaped.[1][2][3] In Strabo's time it was called Neroassus or Neroassos (Νηροασσός), and served as a treasury to Sicinus, who was striving to obtain the sovereignty of Cappadocia.[4]

Its site is tentatively located near Gelin tepe in (Aksaray Province), a small mound lying c. 3.5km east to the modern town of Güzelyurt and behind the village of Sivrihisar Asiatic Turkey.[5][6]


  1. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Eumenes". Encyclopædia Britannica. 9 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 889.
  2. ^ Diodorus Siculus. Bibliotheca historica (Historical Library). Vol. 18.41.
  3. ^ Plutarch, Eum. 10; Corn. Nep. Eum. 5.
  4. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. xii. p. 537. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  5. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 63, and directory notes accompanying.
  6. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 38°16′19″N 34°22′29″E / 38.2719285°N 34.3745905°E / 38.2719285; 34.3745905