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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Arisba

  Arisba (Arisbe: Eth. Arisbaios), a town of Mysia, mentioned by Homer (Il. ii. 837), in the same line with Sextus and Abydus. It was (Steph. B. s. v. Arisbe) between Percote and Abydos, a colony of Mytilene, founded by Scamandrius and Ascanius, son of Aeneas; and on the river Seilleis, supposed to be the Moussa-chai; the village of Moussa may represent Arisba. The army of Alexander mustered here after crossing the Hellespont. (Arrian. Anab. i. 12.) When the wandering Galli passed over into Asia, on the invitation of Attalus, they occupied Arisba, but were soon defeated (B.C. 216) by King Prusias. (Pol. v. 111) In Strabo's time the place was almost forgotten. There are coins of Arisbe of Trajan's time, and also autonomous coins.

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited July 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


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