Placia

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Placia or Plakia or Placie or Plakie (Ancient Greek: Πλακίη), also known as Placa or Plaka or Place or Plake (Πλάκη),[1] was a town of ancient Mysia, on the coast of the Propontis, at the foot of the Mysian Olympus east of Cyzicus. It was a Pelasgian town; in this place and the neighbouring Scylace, the Pelasgians, according to Herodotus, had preserved their ancient language down to his time.[2] The town is mentioned in the Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax, and by Pomponius Mela[3], Dionysius of Halicarnassus[4] and Pliny the Elder.[5]

Its site is tentatively located near Kurşunlu, Asiatic Turkey.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  2. ^ Herodotus. Histories. 1.57.
  3. ^ Pomponius Mela. De situ orbis. 1.19.
  4. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities, § 1.29.3
  5. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 5.40.
  6. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 52, 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). "Placia". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 40°23′52″N 28°16′39″E / 40.397648°N 28.27741°E / 40.397648; 28.27741