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Thymbrara (Ancient Greek: Θύμβραρα) was a town of ancient Lydia, near Sardis, not far from the small river Pactolus. The contingents of the Persian army furnished by the inhabitants of Asia Minor used to assemble at Thymbara.[1] It may be the same place as Thybarna cited by Diodorus Siculus.[2]

Its site is located near Durasıllı in Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ Xenophon, Cyrop. 6.2.11, 7.1.45; Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v. Θύμβραρα.
  2. ^ Diodorus Siculus. Bibliotheca historica (Historical Library). Vol. 14.80.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 62, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 38°31′02″N 28°14′54″E / 38.51734°N 28.24842°E / 38.51734; 28.24842