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Laertes (Cilicia)

Laertes (Ancient Greek: Λαέρτης)[1] was a town of ancient Cilicia.[2] Some have supposed that the philosopher Diogenes Laërtius was from this town.[3] Strabo called it a stronghold.[4]

Its site is located near Cebelires, in Asiatic Turkey.[2][5] Archaeologists have excavated the site; antiquities may be found at the Alanya Archaeological Museum.

References

  1. ^ STEPHANUS OF BYZANTIUM, ETHNICA, § L406.9
  2. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 66, and directory notes accompanying.
  3. ^ 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica s.v. Diogenes Laërtius
  4. ^ STRABO, GEOGRAPH, § 14.5.3
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.