Lost in Cappadocia

Reconsidering Xerxes’ visit to Kritalla (Hdt. 7.26)

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1

Macan 1908, ii, 129; How and Wells 1912, 37.

2

Sivas: Calder 1925, 9; Archelais: Rennell 1800, 319; Mazaca: Müller 1997, 167; Tyana: Macan 1908, 129; Cybistra: Zgusta 1984, 305; near Tyana or Cybistra: Ramsay 1920, 89.

6

Talbert 2010, 125-127.

8

Georges 1987, 128-129.

11

Ramsay 1890, 70, listing Kaparkelis, Kiakis, Leandis, Karnalis, Tanadaris, Ladoineris as other examples of this phenomenon.

12

Ramsay 1890, 67 identifies this as a common phenomenon in geographical works: we have, for example, the toponyms Ptandaris, Puspena, with preceding ἀπό, ἐπί or ab, and Opodando (It. Hieros. 578) with the final o of Mansio.

13

Ramsay 1890, 311.

16

See Müller 1997, 48-65 where the main proposals for the course of the Royal Road are discussed.

17

Ramsay 1890, 68; Ramsay 1903, 396-397; he was not impressed by the Turkish baths: he saw no ancient remains, and did not understand why the symbol used on the Peutinger Table should be so large. He even refused to drink the water: “The establishment is now of the most wretched character”.

18

Ramsay 1903, 401.

19

Ramsay 1903, 405-406. The ninth-century Persian geographer Ibn Khordadbeh mentions a ‘Camp of the King’ in this valley.

20

Ramsay 1903, 396 and 402-403, correcting his earlier guess Başmakçı (Ramsay 1890, 346). For the relation of Halala to Loulon see Ramsay 1890, 353-354.

22

Müller 1883, 889.

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