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Side (Caria)

Side (Ancient Greek: Σίδη). also known as Sibde (Σίβδη), was a town of ancient Caria. According to Pliny the Elder, Alexander the Great united in Halicarnassus six cities by synoecism, including Side, next to Theangela, Medmasa, Uranium, Pedasa and Telmissus.[1] Strabo, however, points out that this synoecism would have been carried out earlier, during the reign of Mausolus (c. 370 BCE).[2]

Its site is tentatively located near Alazeytin, Turkey.[3]


  1. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 5.107.
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. 13.1.59. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 61, and directory notes accompanying.