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Amaseia

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: T. Sinclair, David Braund
Contributors: Brady Kiesling, Sean Gillies, Johan Åhlfeldt, Jeffrey Becker, W. Röllig, Tom Elliott, H. Kopp, DARMC, R. Talbert, B. Siewert-Mayer, Diane Braund, Francis Deblauwe, Eric Kansa
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Last modified Jan 24, 2020 09:09 AM History
Amaseia (modern Amasya) was a naturally fortified settlement in the Pontic mountains near the Black Sea. It served as the capital of the kingdom of Pontus from ca. 300 BC to 183 BC.

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.


https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/857018

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  • Ἀμάσεια (Amaseia: Ancient Greek, 330 BC - AD 640)
  • Amaseia (Ancient Greek, 330 BC - AD 1450)
  • Amasya (Ottoman Turkish, 1750 BC - AD 2000)
  • Amasya (Turkish, 1750 BC - AD 2000)
  • Amāsiya (Modern Standard Arabic, 1200 BC - AD 2000)
  • Amāsīya (AD 650 - AD 1335)
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settlement

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 87 A4 Amaseia

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Amasya. The geographer Strabo was born in Amaseia ca. 64 BC.


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T. Sinclair, David Braund, Brady Kiesling, Sean Gillies, Johan Åhlfeldt, Jeffrey Becker, W. Röllig, Tom Elliott, H. Kopp, DARMC, R. Talbert, B. Siewert-Mayer, Diane Braund, Francis Deblauwe, and Eric Kansa, 'Amaseia: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/857018> [accessed: 03 July 2020]

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