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Scylace or Skylake (Ancient Greek: Σκυλάκη), was a town of ancient Mysia, on the coast of the Propontis, east of Cyzicus.[1] It was a Pelasgian town; in this place and the neighbouring Placia, the Pelasgians, according to Herodotus, had preserved their ancient language down to his time.[2] The Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax mentions only Placia, but Pomponius Mela[3] and Pliny the Elder[4] speak of both as still existing.

Its site is tentatively located near Yeni Köy, Asiatic Turkey.[5][6]


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  2. ^ Herodotus. Histories. Vol. 1.57.
  3. ^ Pomponius Mela. De situ orbis. Vol. 1.19.
  4. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 5.40.
  5. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 52, and directory notes accompanying.
  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). "Scylace". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 40°23′13″N 28°23′20″E / 40.387037°N 28.388808°E / 40.387037; 28.388808