Scylla (Thrace)

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Scylla or Scyllae[1] was a town of ancient Thrace, on the Euxine, where the long wall, erected by the emperor Anastasius I Dicorus for the defence of Constantinople, terminated. This wall commenced at Selymbria, on the Propontis, and was carried across the narrow part of Thrace, at the distance of about 40 miles (64 km) from Constantinople, its length being 2 days' journey.[2]

Its site is located near Podima, Yalıköy in European Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ Tabula Peutingeriana; Geogr. Rav. 4.6, 5.12.
  2. ^ Procopius de Aed. 4.9; Gibbon, Decline and Fall, 100.40.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 52, 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). "Scyllae". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 41°38′14″N 28°05′28″E / 41.637244°N 28.091144°E / 41.637244; 28.091144

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