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Larissa

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: T.B. Mitford
Contributors: R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott
Copyright © The Creators. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Apr 03, 2021 11:15 AM History
An ancient place in Cappadocia, lying on a Peutinger map route between "Arasaxa" and "Incilissa" (the latter possibly a false toponym resulting from scribal error). Modern attempts to identify a precise location are inconclusive.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/631221

38.6239795, 35.87671

settlement

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 64 Larissa

Writing in the Barrington Atlas Directory for Map 64, T.B. Mitford cites T. Sinclair 1989 and suggests the following location for this Larissa: "vicinity of (H)Erp(h)a or on Karasekdüzü, 12 miles WSW Kangal?" (p. 993 s.v. "Larissa"). Sinclair 2020 (p. 179) demurs, tentatively placing Larissa at the point where the route of a Roman highway crosses the Zamantı river, but conceding that the distance figure as transmitted by the Peutinger map would have to be discarded as erroneous if his suggestion were accepted. It is worth noting in this context that the next Peutinger Map route segment beyond Larissa purports to go to "Incilissa" (see Pleiades Cilissa/Ingilissis), which Mitford rejects as a place name entirely, considering it a corruption of "Cilicia" (BAtlDir p. 993 s.v. "Cilissa/Ingilissis"). The river crossing Sinclair prefers is where Mitford tentatively placed Euagina/Sebagina in BAtlas 64 C2. Sinclair 2020 (p. 192 note 107) calls out what he sees as a discrepancy between the map position chosen by Mitford and the proper coordinates of the modern toponyms Mitford cites in the directory (p. 987 s.v. "Euagina/Sebagena?").


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T.B. Mitford, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, and Tom Elliott, 'Larissa: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/631221> [accessed: 17 September 2021]

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