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Hermus river

LYDIA (Ancient country) TURKEY
A river in Lydia, passing near Sardis, plain of, shads of.

Tmolus town

Tmolus, a town of Lydia, situated on Mount Tmolus, which was destroyed during the great earthquake in A.D. 19. (Tac. Ann. ii. 47; Plin. v. 30; Euseb. Chron. ad Ann. V. Tib.; Niceph. Call. i. 17.) Some coins are extant with the inscription Tmoleiton. (Sestini, p. 114.)

Termetis mountain

Termetis, a mountain of Lydia between Mounts Olympus and Tmolus, is mentioned only by Pliny (v. 31).


Julianopolis (Ioulianoupolis), a town in Lydia which is not mentioned until the time of Hierocles (p. 670), according to whom it was situated close to Maeonia, and must be looked for in the southern parts of Mount Tmolus, between Philadelphia and Tralles. (Comp. Plin. v. 29.)

Mesogis mountain

Mesogis, Messogis, the chief mountain of Lydia, belonging to the trunk of Mount Taurus, and extending on the north of the Maeander, into which it sends numerous small streams, from Celaenae to Mycale, which forms its western termination. Its slopes were known in antiquity to produce an excellent kind of wine. (Strab. xiv. pp. 629, 636, 637, 648, 650; Steph; B. s. v.; Ptol. v. 2. § 13, where Misetis is, no doubt, only a corrupt form of Mesogis.) Mounts Pactyes and Thorax, near its western extremity, are only branches of Mesogis, and even the large range of Mount Tmolus is, in reality, only an off-shoot of it. Its modern Turkish name is Kestaneh Dagh, that is, chestnut mountain.

Bage town

Bage (Bage: Eth. Bagenos), a Lydian town in the valley of the Hermus on the right bank of the river, and nearly opposite to Sirghie, a Turkish village between Kula and Yenisher. (See the map in Hamilton's Asia Minor.) The site was identified from an inscription found by Keppel. There are coins of Bage with the epigraph Bagenon. (Cramer, Asia Min. vol. i. p. 435.)


Temenothyra (Temenou thurai, Paus. i. 35. § 7: Eth. Temenothureus, Coins), a small city of Lydia, according to Pausanias (l. c.), or of Phrygia, according to Hierocles (p. 668, ed. Wess.). It would seem to have been situated upon the borders of - which name is probably only another form of the Temenothyriate - are placed by Ptolemy (v. 2. § 15) in Mysia. (Eckhel, vol. iii. p. 119.)


Saloe (Saloe, Paus. vii. 24. § 7), or Sale (Plin. v. 31), a small lake of Lydia at the foot of Mount Sipylus, on the site of Tantalis or Sipylas, the ancient capital of Maeonia, which had probably perished during an earthquake. (Strab. i. p. 58, xii. p. 579.) The lake was surrounded by a marsh; and the Phyrites, which flowed into it as a brook, issued at the other side as a river of some importance.


SIPYLOS (Ancient city) LYDIA
River on Mt. Sipylus

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