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LISSA Turkey.

Site, now deserted, in Lycia; on the mainland N of Kapi Daği, on the W side of the gulf of Fethiye, some 3 km inland from Sarsila Iskelesi. Lissa is mentioned only by Pliny (HN 5.101; see Kalinka and Robert in bibl.). There is no coinage. The name and site are established by inscriptions found on the spot; these are decrees of the 3d c. B.C. dated by the regnal years of Ptolemy II. The site is close to a large lake, now reduced to a marsh; the acropolis is fortified by a wall and tower. There are a number of tombs, some rock-cut, some built, some sarcophagi.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

J. Bent, JHS 10 (1889) 50ff; R. Heberdey & E. Kalinka, Bericht über zwei Reisen (1896) 19; TAM II, 1 (1920) 51; L. Robert, Villes d'Asie Mineure (1935) 161ff.

G. E. BEAN

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