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Tyrodiza (Ancient Greek: Τυρόδιζα) was a Greek[1] city in ancient Thrace, located in the region of the Propontis. It appears to have flourished between 550 BCE and 330 BCE, and is identified with the place called Tiristasis (Τειρίστασις and Τιρίστασις) in the Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax and Pliny the Elder.[2][3][4] It was a member of the Delian League and appears in the tribute lists of ancient Athens between 452/1 and 445/4 BCE.[1] In 340 BCE, Tiristasis was taken by the Athenian general Diopeithes, who enslaved its inhabitants along with those of Crobyle.[5]

Its location is near the modern Turkish town of Şarköy, in Tekirdağ Province.[6][7]

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  1. ^ a b Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Propontic Thrace". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 922–923. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.
  2. ^ Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax, 67.
  3. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 4.48.
  4. ^ Foss, C., R. Talbert, T. Elliott, S. Gillies. "Places: 511449 (Tiristasis/Tyrodiza)". Pleiades. Retrieved July 23, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Demosthenes, On the Chersonese 6; Philip, Epistola Philippi, 3, 15
  6. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 52, and directory notes accompanying.
  7. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 40°37′04″N 27°06′51″E / 40.617746°N 27.114093°E / 40.617746; 27.114093