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Pedasa (Ancient Greek: Πήδασα or τὰ Πήδασα), also known as Pedasus or Pedasos (Πήδασος),[1] and as Pedasum,[2] was a town of ancient Caria. It was a polis (city-state) by c. 400 BCE.[3] Alexander the Great deprived the place of its independence by giving it over to the Halicarnassians, together with five other neighbouring towns.[2]

It was a member of the Delian League.[4]

Its site is near the modern Gökçeler.[5][6]



  1. ^ Suda, pi.1497
  2. ^ a b Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 5.29.
  3. ^ Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 1305, 1334. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.
  4. ^ Athenian Tribute Lists
  5. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 61, 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). "Pedasa". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 37°04′05″N 27°25′18″E / 37.06804°N 27.42178°E / 37.06804; 27.42178