). Xerxes, on his march from Colossae to Sardes, crossed the Maeander and came to Callatebus, a city of Lydia, where men make honey, that is sugar, out of the tamarisk and wheat (Hdt. 7.31
). Stephanus (s. v. Καλλάτηβος
) merely copies Herodotus, and adds the Ethnic name Καλλατήβιος
, probably his own invention.
The tamarisk grows in great abundance in the valley of the Cogamus near Aineh Ghieul
&c. vol. ii. p. 374), which is north of the Maeander and on the road to Sardes.
It corresponds well enough to the probable position of Callatebus, but there is no evidence to identify it.