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Hamaxia (town)

Hamaxia (Ancient Greek: Ἁμαξία) was a town in the east of ancient Pamphylia or in the west of Cilicia.[1] It had a good roadstead for ships, and excellent cedars for ship-building.[2] Hamaxia is likely the same place as Anaxion or Anaxium or Amaxian (Ἁμαξίαν) mentioned by the Stadiasmus Maris Magni as being west of Coracesium.[3][4] Strabo reports that the town was one of the gifts of Mark Antony to Cleopatra.[5]

Its site is tentatively located near Sinekkalesi, in Asiatic Turkey.[6][7] There are archaeological remains, including walls and a gate.[4]


  1. ^ Strabo. Geographica. xiv. p. 669. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Lucan 8.259.
  3. ^ Stadiasmus Maris Magni, § 208.
  4. ^ a b Lohmann, Hans. "Hamaxia". Brill's New Pauly. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Strabo. Geographica. 14.5.3. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  6. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, and directory notes accompanying.
  7. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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