Pyrnus (Caria)

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Pyrnus or Pyrnos (Ancient Greek: Πύρνος) was a coastal town of ancient Caria.[1][2][3] It was a polis (city-state) and a member of the Delian League.[4][5]

Its site is located near Büyükkaraağaç, Asiatic Turkey.[1][6]


  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 61, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 5.28.29.
  3. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  4. ^ Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Karia". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 1132. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.
  5. ^ Athenian Tribute Lists
  6. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 36°53′06″N 28°26′44″E / 36.885007°N 28.445529°E / 36.885007; 28.445529