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Erythini

Erythini or Erythinoi (Ancient Greek: Ἐρυθῖνοι), also Erythrini or Erythrinoi (Ἐρυθρῖνοι), was a coastal town in ancient Paphlagonia, mentioned by Homer in the Iliad as an ally of Troy during the Trojan War.[1] Strabo fixed the position of the town upon two rocks, called, from their colour, Ἐρυθρῖνοι, 90 stadia east of Amastris, and 60 stadia north of Cromna.[2] Arrian writes that the Amastris is 60 stadia from the Erythini.[3]

Its site is located near Çakraz, Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ Homer. Iliad. 2.855.
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. xi. p.545. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Arrian, Periplus of the Euxine Sea, § 20
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 86, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Erythini". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.