: Eth. Τριπολίτης
A town of Phrygia, on the northern bank of the upper course of the Maeander, and on the road leading from Sardes by Philadelphia to Laodiceia. (It. Ant.
p. 336; Tab. Peut.
) It was situated 12 miles to the north-west of Hierapolis, and is not mentioned by any writer before the time of Pliny (5.30
), who treats it as a Lydian town, and says that it was washed by the Maeander. Ptolemy (5.2.18
) and Stephanus B. describe it as a Carian town, and the latter (s. v.) adds that in-his time it was called Neapolis. Hierocles (p. 669) likewise calls it a Lydian town. Ruins of it still exist near Yeniji
or Kash Yeniji.
(Arundell, Seven Churches,
p. 245; Hamilton, Researches,
i. p. 525; Fellows, Asia
Minor, p. 287.)
A fortress in Pontus Polemoniacus, on a river of the same name, and with a tolerably good harbour.
It was situated at a distance of 90 stadia from Cape Zephyrium. (Arrian, Peripl. P. E.
p. 17; Anon. Peripl. P. E.
p. 13; Plin. Nat. 6.4
The place still exists under the name of Tireboli,
and is situated on a rocky headland. (Hamilton, Researches,
i. p. 257.) [L.S