ANNAEA or ANAEA
: Eth. [p. 1.138]Ἀναῖος
), is placed by Stephanus (s. v. Ἀναία
) in Caria, and opposite to Samos. Ephorus says that it was so called from an Amazon Anaea, who was buried there. If Anaea was opposite Samos, it must have been in Lydia, which did not extend south of the Maeander. From the expressions of Thucydides (3.19
), it may have been on or near the coast, and in or near the valley of the Maeander. Some Samian exiles posted themselves here in the Peloponnesian war.
The passage of Thucydides (4.75
) seems to make it a naval station, and one near enough to annoy Samos.
The conclusion, then, is, that it was a short distance north of the Maeander, and on the coast; or if not on the coast, that it was near enough to have a station for vessels at its command.