World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0026227061
Reproduction Date:

Title: Phellus  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Lycia, Antiphellus, Antiochia ad Pyramum, Antiochia in Mesopotamia, Antiochia Lamotis
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


Phellus (Ancient Greek: Φέλλος) is an ancient city of Lycia mentioned by Strabo with Antiphellus. Charles Fellows places the site of Phellus near a village called Saaret, west-northwest of Antiphellus, and separated from it by mountains. He found on a summit the remains of a town, and inscriptions in Greek characters, but too much defaced to be legible. Spratt (Lycia, vol. i. p. 66) places the Pyrrha of Pliny (N.H. v. 27) at Saaret, and this position agrees better with Pliny's words: Antiphellos quae quondam Habessus; atque in recessu Phellus; deinde Pyrrha itemque Xanthus.... It is more consistent with this passage to look for Phellus north of Antiphellus, than in any other direction; and the ruins at Tchookoorbye, north of Antiphellus, on the spur of a mountain called Fellerdagh, seem to be those of Phellus. These ruins, which are not those of a large town, are described in Spratt's Lycia.



This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.