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PTE´RIA (Πτερία), the name of a town and district in Cappadocia, mentioned only by Herodotus (1.76), who relates that a great battle was fought in this district between Cyrus and Croesus. Stephanus B. mentions Pterium, a town of the Medes, and Pteria, a town of Sinope (s. v. Πτέριον).

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