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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: C. Foss, G. Reger, S. Mitchell
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Apr 03, 2021 10:45 AM History
An ancient settlement known to Strabo as a village (formerly a city) in the territory of Ephesus, but closer to Mt. Tmolus than to Ephesus itself. Modern scholars differ as to the precise location of Larisa, but agree in placing it between modern Tire and modern Bayındır in Turkey.

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Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 56 F5 Larisa

For Barrington Atlas map 56, Foss and Mitchell place this Larisa to the north of the main stream of the Cayster river, on the rising terrain just east of the Çatal train station, citing only RE, which makes no mention of this location, but cites Buresch 1898. For New Pauly, Kaletsch also cites Buresch 1898 and follows him in placing Larisa 5km north-northwest of the Tire train station. This location is not only south of the Çatal station, but also south of the Cayster itself, adjacent to and including a pair of hills now bounded on the north by the Izmir-Ödemiş Road (D310) and split north-to-south by the continuation of the Karateke Road. Buresch, who visited the area in 1891, reported blocks of marble in nearby fields, a partial Hellenistic inscription, and remains of a ring wall on the hills.

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C. Foss, G. Reger, S. Mitchell, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Larisa: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 21 June 2024]

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