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Nora (Cappadocia)

Nora (Ancient Greek: τὰ Νῶρα) was a mountain fortress and town of ancient Cappadocia, on the frontiers of Lycaonia. Located at the foot of Mount Taurus, in which Eumenes was for a whole winter besieged by Antigonus (321 BCE).[1][2] In Strabo's time it was called Neroassus or Neroassos (Νηροασσός), and served as a treasury to Sicinus, who was striving to obtain the sovereignty of Cappadocia.[3]

Its site is tentatively located near Gelin Tepe, Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]


  1. ^ Diodorus Siculus. Bibliotheca historica (Historical Library). 18.41.
  2. ^ Plutarch, Eum. 10; Corn. Nep. Eum. 5.
  3. ^ Strabo. Geographica. xii. p. 537. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 63, 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). "Nora". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.