Ochras

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Ochras was a town of ancient Cappadocia mentioned by the Antonine Itinerary. Ptolemy mentions a place Odogra or Odoga, in the district of Chammanene in Cappadocia, between the Halys River and Mount Argaeus,[1] which William Smith conjectured was possibly the same as Ochras. Modern scholars do not accept the equivalence.[2]

Its site is tentatively located near Kalkancık Hüyük, Asiatic Turkey.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 5.6.12.
  2. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 63, 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). "Ochras". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 38°55′48″N 34°53′12″E / 38.930124°N 34.886648°E / 38.930124; 34.886648