Serraepolis

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Serraepolis
Serraepolis is located in Turkey
Serraepolis
Shown within Turkey
Alternative nameSerretilis, Ser(r)opolis, Serrai kome, Siris and Kassipolis
LocationAdana Province, Turkey
Coordinates36°38′33.7″N 35°28′53.5″E / 36.642694°N 35.481528°E / 36.642694; 35.481528Coordinates: 36°38′33.7″N 35°28′53.5″E / 36.642694°N 35.481528°E / 36.642694; 35.481528
TypeSettlement

Serraepolis or Serraipolis (Ancient Greek: Σερραίπολις) was a town of ancient Cilicia in Asia Minor on the lower course of river Pyramos. It was also known under the names Serretillis (Σερρέτιλλις), Ser(r)opolis, Serrai kome and Siris, as well as Kassipolis by Pliny.

It was a colony established by Siropaiones, a Paeonian tribe that was annexed by Macedon whose metropolis was Siris (modern Serres), and after which it was named. It was located 150 stadia from another Macedonian colony called Aegeae (modern Yumurtalık) and 250 stadia from Antioch (modern Antakya). Although the exact foundation time of the city is unknown, it would be safe to assume that it was either established by Paeonian refugees, forcibly resettled by the Persian general Megabazus in 486 B.C., or established during the Hellenistic period by colonists from Siris that followed Alexander the Great and the Seleucids.

In place of the ancient Greek city today lies the modern city Sirintilinin Çiftlik in southeastern Turkey.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sırıntılının Çiftlik, Bebeli". Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire - Lund University.

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

Sources[edit]

  • The Great Greek Encyclopedia.
  • Nea Hellas by Tryfon Evangelidis, Athens 1913, D.G.Efstratiou and D.Delis.
  • Κλαυδίου Πτολεμαίου γεωγραφική υφήγησις by Athanassios Aggelopoulos, publ. Eleftheri skepsis.