Pyrrha (Caria)

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Pyrrha or Pyrra (Ancient Greek: Πύρρα) was a small town on the Maeander River, opposite to Miletus; it was 50 stadia distant from the mouth of the river.[1][2][3]

The site of Pyrrha is tentatively located near modern Sarıkemer in Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]


  1. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. xiv. p. 636. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 5.29.
  3. ^ Schol. ad Ptol. 5.2.5.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 61, 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). "Pyrrha". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 37°33′25″N 27°22′57″E / 37.55694°N 27.38243°E / 37.55694; 27.38243