Ophis (Pontus)

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Ophis (Ancient Greek: Ὄφις) was a town of ancient Pontus on the Black Sea near the mouth of the Ophis River, 90 stadia east of Hyssus.[1][2]

Its site is located near Of in Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ Arrian. Periplus Ponti Euxini. Vol. p. 6.
  2. ^ Anon. Peripl. P. E., p. 14.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 87, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 40°56′17″N 40°15′51″E / 40.937952°N 40.264282°E / 40.937952; 40.264282