Tarsus (Bithynia)

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Tarsus or Tarsos (Ancient Greek: Ταρσός) was a town of ancient Bithynia, on the inland road east of Nicomedia. It is mentioned by Stephanus of Byzantium.[1]

Its site is located near Tarsiye in Asiatic Turkey.[2][3]


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 52, and directory notes accompanying.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 40°44′45″N 30°28′46″E / 40.745838°N 30.479425°E / 40.745838; 30.479425