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Pydnae or Pydnai (Ancient Greek: Πύδναι) was a small town on the coast of ancient Lycia, between the river Xanthus and Cape Hieron.[1] Ptolemy calls the town Kydna or Cydna, and he places at the foot of Mount Cragus.

The site in near Gâvur Ağlı, in Asiatic Turkey.[2][3]


  1. ^ Stadiasmus Maris Magni §§ 248-249.
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, 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). "Pydnae". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 36°19′59″N 29°13′54″E / 36.333176°N 29.231701°E / 36.333176; 29.231701