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PODANDOS (Pozantl, Adana) Cappadocia, Turkey.

Hittite Paduwandaş. Small walled town on the E bank of Çakit Suyu 15 Roman miles N of Cilician Gates on the Via Tauri. It is situated in a rich valley and is the nodal point for the fan of roads spreading from Tauros over the whole of central Anatolia. A project by Valens in A.D. 371-72 to make it capital of Cappadocia Secunda was rejected in favor of Tyana. As Butrentum it was known to the Crusaders.


R. P. Harper, “Podandus and the Via Tauri,” AnatSt 20 (1970) 149-53.


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