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Thynias (Ancient Greek: Θυνίας) was a town of ancient Thrace on the coast of the Pontus Euxinus on a promontory of the same name (modern İğneada Burnu),[1] mentioned by numerous ancient authors.[2][3][4][5][6] It was located north of Salmydessus, which was probably at one time in the territories of the Thyni, although Strabo speaks of the district as belonging to the people of Apollonia.[7] According to Pliny the Elder, the town was placed a little to the south of the promontory.[3]

Its site is located near İğneada in European Turkey.[8][9]


  1. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  2. ^ Pomponius Mela. De situ orbis. 2.2.5.
  3. ^ a b Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 4.11.18.
  4. ^ Strabo. Geographica. vii. p.319, xii. p. 541. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  5. ^ Scymn. 727; Arrian, Periplus Ponti Euxini, p 24; Anon. Per. P. Eux. p. 15; Ptolemy. The Geography. 3.11.4.
  6. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  7. ^ Strabo. Geographica. vii. p. 319. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  8. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 52, and directory notes accompanying.
  9. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 41°53′23″N 28°01′39″E / 41.889787°N 28.027453°E / 41.889787; 28.027453

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