Gorbeus

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Gorbeus or Gorbius or Gorbeious (Ancient Greek: Γορβειοῦς), or Corbeus or Korbeous (Κορβεοῦς), was a city of the Tectosages, in ancient Galatia.[1][2] Gorbeus was the residence of Castor the son of Saocondarius. Saocondarius married the daughter of Deiotarus, who murdered his son-in-law and his own daughter, destroyed the castle, and ruined the greater part of Gorbeus. The name Corbeus occurs in the Antonine Itinerary and in the Tabula Peutingeriana, but the latter is quite unintelligible. In the Antonine Itinerary, Corbeus is placed between Ancyra, and a place called Rosologiacum, 20 M. P. from Ancyra and 12 M. P. from Rosologiacum.

Its site is located near Oğulbey, Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 5.4.8.
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. p. 568. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 63, 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). "Corbeus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 39°41′41″N 32°52′28″E / 39.69484°N 32.87447°E / 39.69484; 32.87447


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