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Phazemon (Ancient Greek: Φαζημών), also known as Thermai Phazemoniton,[1] was a town in the west of ancient Pontus, south of the Gazelonitis, and north of Amasia; it contained hot mineral springs.[2] Pompey, after his victory over Mithridates, planted a colony there, and changed its name into Neapolis, from which the whole district was called Neapolitis, having previously been called Phazemonitis.[3][4]

Its site is located near Havza, Asiatic Turkey.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 87, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. xii. pp. 553, 560, 561. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. xii. p.560. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  4. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v. Φαμιζών, for thus the name is erroneously written.
  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). "Phazemon". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 40°58′06″N 35°40′01″E / 40.96824°N 35.66699°E / 40.96824; 35.66699