Platanus (Cilicia)

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Platanus or Platanous (Ancient Greek: Πλατανοῦς) was a town on the coast of Cilicia Aspera, west of Anemurium. The Stadiasmus Maris Magni places Platanus 350 stadia from Anemurium,[1] which is most likely incorrect. William Smith posited a distance of 150 stadia.

Platanus is tentatively located near modern Melleç İskelesi, in Asiatic Turkey.[2][3]


  1. ^ Stadiasmus Maris Magni §§ 178, 179.
  2. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 66, and directory notes accompanying.

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

Coordinates: 36°03′23″N 32°41′25″E / 36.056338°N 32.69032°E / 36.056338; 32.69032