or Pargasa Turkey.
City in Caria,
almost certainly at Gökbel near the coast, 29 km E of
Bodrum. The city figures (as Pargasa) in the Delian
Confederacy, usually paying 500 dr., and can have been
only very small. From Strabo (656
) it appears that it
should be W of Keramos and close to the sea; at Gökbel,
which is 18 km W of Keramos, there is a small citadel
on a rocky hilltop, with a wall of rough masonry and
sherds of archaic and Hellenistic date. A fragmentary
Hellenistic city-decree was found here, proving the existence of a polis, and on the shore nearby another fragment referring to sacred harbors.
W. R. Paton & J. Myres, JHS
197; R. Kiepert, Forma orbis antiqui
(1908-14) VII, Text
p. 7; A. Maiuri, Annuario
4-5 (1921-22) 448-49; G. E.
Bean & J. M. Cook, BSA
50 (1955) 135, 165.
G. E. BEAN