Site in Caria, near the
villages of Mesevle and Kapraklar, 20 km S of Bozdoğan. The identity of the site, and the existence of the
city at least as early as the 3d c. B.C., are proved by an
inscription found in 1934. Hyllarima came under Rhodian domination between 189 and 167 B.C., and even
after that time the inscriptions continue to show evidence
of Rhodian influence. The city had in its territory a
number of isolated rural sanctuaries, of which the most
notable is that of Zeus Hyllos. The coinage is of Imperial
date. The extant ruins are considerable, including an
agora, a theater, and a synagogue.
A. Laumonier, BCH
58 (1934) 356,
515-16; id., Cultes Indigènes en Carie
(1958) 452f; L.
Robert, Villes d'Asie Mineure
G. E. BEAN