Psyllium (Bithynia)

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Psyllium or Psyllion (Ancient Greek: Ψύλλιον), or Psylleium or Psylleion (Ψύλλειον), or Psillium or Psillion, or Psylla (Ψύλλα),[1] was a fortified emporium on the coast of ancient Bithynia located on the Pontus Euxinus between Crenides and Tium.[2][3] The Tabula Peutingeriana erroneously calls it Scylleum.

Its site is located near Ağva in Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  2. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. Vol. 5.1.7.
  3. ^ Arrian, Periplus Ponti Euxini, 14; Anon. Peripl. P. E., p. 5; Marcian, p. 70.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 52, and directory notes accompanying.
  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). "Psyllium". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 41°08′01″N 29°50′50″E / 41.133616°N 29.847158°E / 41.133616; 29.847158