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HADRIANI (Gâvur Ören) Turkey.

Site in Pisidia near Karacaviran, 25 km S of Burdur, at one time identified with Kormasa. The true identification depends on a dedication by the Council and People of Hadriani to the Emperor Verus found near the village of Kozluca some 8 km W-SW. Apart from this one inscription the name of Hadriani occurs only in the Byzantine bishopric lists. No coins are known.

The site at Gâvur Ören is extensive though ruined; apart from a large building of unknown purpose the chief remains consist of tombs, including handsome sarcophagi and some impressive mausoleums now reduced to little more than a heap of blocks. The city's territory must have extended into the valley of the Lysis on the W, with a smaller area to the E. Whether Hadriani was a new foundation in the time of Hadrian or a refounding of an earlier town remains uncertain.


W. M. Rainsay, Cities and Bishoprics I (1895) 327 n.1; G. E. Bean, AnatSt 9 (1959) 108-10.


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