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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]

Pliny the Elder mentions Telandria (modern Tersane) as an island from which the population had disappeared.[4] 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.[5] 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. Vol. s.v.
  3. ^ a b 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. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 5.131.
  5. ^ Quintus Smyrnaeus, 4.5-11.

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