Phoenicus (Lycia)

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Phoenicus or Phoinikous (Ancient Greek: Φοινικοῦς), also known as Phoenice or Phoinike (Φοινίκη), was a port of ancient Lycia, a little to the east of Patara; it was scarcely 2 miles (3.2 km) distant from the latter place, and surrounded on all sides by high cliffs. In the war against Antiochus III the Great, a Roman fleet took its station there with a view of taking Patara.[1]

Its site is located near the modern Kalkan.[2][3]


  1. ^ Livy. Ab Urbe Condita Libri (History of Rome). Vol. 37.16.
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 58, 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). "Phoenicus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 36°15′53″N 29°25′16″E / 36.264588°N 29.421226°E / 36.264588; 29.421226