, Dion. Perieg. 1148; Mela, 3.7; Fest. Avienus,5.1355), a district on the Malabar coast, opposite to Ceylon,and a little to the northward of Cape Comorin.
As stated elsewhere [COLCHI INDIAE
], ere is a great confusion in the names which the ancients have preserved of the places on this coast; and it is very likely that the names Calligicum, Coliacum, [p. 1.644]
Colis, and Colias, refer to one and the same district.
That it was N. of Cape Comorin
is quite clear; and if Colias and Colis be one and the same, it is clear that it was not far to the N., as Dionysius (5.951
) evidently describes the former as opposite to Ceylon.
Ptolemy and Marcian connect with Calligicum another promontory, which they call Cory (Κῶρυ ἄκρον
), a projecting strip of land to the E. of the Sinus Colchicus:
it has been supposed by Ritter (Erdk.
v. p. 517) to be the same as the present Panban,
opposite the island of Ramanan Kor.
Pliny (6.20. s. 23
) speaks of a Promontory Calingon,--doubtless the Calligicum of Ptolemy.