Potami (Paphlagonia)

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Potami or Potamoi (Ancient Greek: Ποταμοί) was a fortified port on the coast of the northeastern part of ancient Paphlagonia. According to Arrian, it was 150 stadia to the northeast of Stephane,[1] but according to others only 120.[2]

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


  1. ^ Arrian, Peripl. P. E., p. 15.
  2. ^ Marcian, p. 72; Anonym. Peripl. P. E. p. 7, who places it 100 stadia to the southwest of Cape Syrias (modern İnce Burun).
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 86, and directory notes accompanying.

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