A city on the coast of Cilicia, between the rivers Lamus and Cydnus, said to have been
colonized by Argives and Lydians from Rhodes. Pompey restored the city, which had been
destroyed by Tigranes, and peopled it with the survivors of the defeated bands of pirates;
and from this time forth it was called Pompeiopŏlis
. It was celebrated in literary history as the birthplace of
the Stoic philosopher Chrysippus, of the comic poet Philemon, and of the astronomer and poet
Aratus. Its name survives in the linguistic term “solecism” (soloecismus
), which is said to have been first used because of the bad Greek
spoken by the people of this city. (See Diog. Laert. i. 2, 4; Strabo, p. 683; Suid. s. v.
; Gell. i.7.3
Now Aligora, in the valley of Solea, a considerable seaport town in the western part of the
north coast of Cyprus. Here were temples of Isis and Aphrodité.