Siderus or Siderous (Ancient Greek: Σιδηροῦς) was a port town of ancient Lycia, referenced in the Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax and the Stadiasmus Maris Magni. The town is also noted by Stephanus of Byzantium under the name Sidarus or Sidarous (Σιδαροῦς). The place may also have borne the name Posidarisus or Posidarisous, mentioned in The Chronicon of Hippolytus as being 30 stadia from Crambousa and the same distance from Moron Hydor.
There was a promontory of the same name, which is identified by modern scholars as Adrasan Burnu in modern Turkey. 19th century writers William Martin Leake and William Smith equated the site of Siderus with that of Olympus. However, modern scholars place Siderus at Ceneviz Limanı.
- Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax 100
- Stadiasmus Maris Magni § 231.
- Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v. Σιδαροῦς.
- Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, and directory notes accompanying.
- Hippolytus of Rome, The Chronicon of Hippolytus, §§ 483-484.
- Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
- William Martin Leake, Asia Minor, p. 189; Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Siderus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
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