Syrna (Caria)

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Syrna (Ancient Greek: Σύρνα) was a town of ancient Caria.[1] According to Greek mythology Podalirius, son of Asclepius founded the place.[2] He named it after the Carian princess Syrna, daughter of Damaethus, whom he married her after he first healed her from a serious injury.[2]

Its site is located near Bayır, Asiatic Turkey.[1][3]


  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. ^ a b Stephanus of Byzantium, Ethnica, § S593.17
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 36°43′15″N 28°11′48″E / 36.720882°N 28.196786°E / 36.720882; 28.196786