Sinda (Pisidia)

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Sinda (Ancient Greek: Σίνδα) was an ancient town mentioned to have been situated on the western frontier of ancient Pisidia, in the neighbourhood of Cibyra and the river Caularis.[1] Stephanus of Byzantium,[2] who spoke of a Sindia as a town of Lycia, was thought to have alluded to the same place.[3] Some writers have confounded Sinda with Isionda, which is the more surprising, as Livy mentions the two as different towns in the same chapter;[4] modern scholars treat them as separate places.[5]

Its site is located near Gölhisar in Asiatic Turkey.[6][5]


  1. ^ Liv., The History of Rome, xxxviii. 15; Strabo, xii. p. 570, xiii. p. 630.
  2. ^ s. v. Σινδία.
  3. ^ Hierocl. p. 680; Polyb. Excerpt. de Leg. 30.
  4. ^ Leake, Asia Minor, p. 152.
  5. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, and directory notes accompanying.
  6. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 37°07′14″N 29°36′16″E / 37.120499°N 29.6045°E / 37.120499; 29.6045

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