Nicopolis (Cilicia)

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Nicopolis or Nikopolis (Ancient Greek: Νικόπολις, "city of victory") was an inland town in the extreme east of ancient Cilicia, inhabited during Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine times.[1] It was founded near the site of the Battle of Issus, and is mentioned by numerous ancient writers.[2]

Its site is located near İslahiye in Asiatic Turkey.[1][3]

References

  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 67, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^  Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Issus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 37°01′38″N 36°38′00″E / 37.027158°N 36.633389°E / 37.027158; 36.633389

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