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Telandrus or Telandros (Ancient Greek: Τήλανδρος), also known as Telandros akre (Ancient Greek: Τηλανδρία ἄκρα)[1] was a town on Telandria island in ancient Caria.[2] It was a polis (city-state), and a member of the Delian League since it appears in tribute records of Athens between the years 453/2 and 433/2 BCE.[3]

According to some including the editors of the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World and Lund University's Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire, its site is located near Tersane, Asiatic Turkey.[4][5] Others, including Mogens Herman Hansen, express doubt.[3] Pliny the Elder mentions Telandria (modern Tersane) as an island from which the population had disappeared.[6] However, Quintus Smyrnaeus notes Telandrus as the name of a valley near the Glaucus River, so called because it was the place where tradition indicated that the mythical Glaucus of Lycia (of Trojan War fame) was buried.[7] It has been suggested that the site may be at Tersane or Avthoki or at Nif Köy in the interior of Caria.[3]


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, Ethnica, §T620.1
  2. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  3. ^ a b c Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Karia". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 1134. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  6. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 5.131.
  7. ^ Quintus Smyrnaeus, 4.5-11.

Coordinates: 36°40′28″N 28°54′57″E / 36.674495°N 28.91585°E / 36.674495; 28.91585