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Melanippeia (island)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: C. Foss, S. Mitchell
Contributors: R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Ryan Horne, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Sep 04, 2022 04:04 PM History
According to a fragment of Favorinus quoted by Stephanus of Byzantium, Melanippeia was one of two islets that constituted the "Chelidoniai petrai". These "rocks" are thought to be identifiable with the largest two of several islets that lie off modern Cape Gelidonya on the south coast of Anatolia (the modern Beş Adalar = Five Islands). Melanippeia is perhaps to be identified with the largest of the group, modern Devecitaşı Ada.

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Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 65 D5 Melanippeia? Ins.

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Devecitaşı Ada.

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C. Foss, S. Mitchell, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Ryan Horne, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Melanippeia (island): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <> [accessed: 01 February 2023]

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