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ILYAS Turkey.

Site in Pisidia, whose ancient name is unknown, directly across the lake from Burdur. The city stood on two hills with stretches of rough wall at the foot. The ancient road from the NE is spanned by a triple-arched gateway in poor condition, and at one point are the ruins of a small temple. The numerous inscriptions and cut blocks are of unusually good quality for this region; mention of Council and People is proof of city status, but no clue to the name has yet appeared. A milestone (not in situ), showing one mile, indicates that the city at Ilyas was the caput of a road, perhaps a short branch joining the main road on the other side of the lake. In view of the quality of the ruins their anonymity is surprising.


J.R.S. Sterrett, Wolfe Expedition (1888) 415-24; W. M. Ramsay, Cities and Bishoprics I (1895) 322-23, 332-34; G. E. Bean, AnatSt 9 (1959) 81-82.


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