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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: C. Foss, G. Reger, S. Mitchell
Contributors: R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Ryan Horne, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Jun 01, 2017 10:51 AM History
Sometimes defined as covering the entrance of the Hellespont to the mouth of the Hermus river, Aeolis was region centered on the North West coast of Asia Minor and some islands, notably Lesbos. Herodotus lists the eleven ancient cities of Aeolis as Cyme, Lerisae, Neon Teichos, Temnos, Cilla, Notion, Aegiroessa, Pitane, Aegaeae, Myrina, and Gryneia. He also claims that Smyrna was once an Aeolian city, but was taken by the Ionians at an unspecified date.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 56 D3 Aeolis

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: coast and islands between Troas and Ionia

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C. Foss, G. Reger, S. Mitchell, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Ryan Horne, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Aeolis: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2017 <> [accessed: 11 August 2020]

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