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BARGASA or Pargasa Turkey.

City in Caria, almost certainly at Gökbel near the coast, 29 km E of Bodrum. The city figures (as Pargasa) in the Delian Confederacy, usually paying 500 dr., and can have been only very small. From Strabo (656) it appears that it should be W of Keramos and close to the sea; at Gökbel, which is 18 km W of Keramos, there is a small citadel on a rocky hilltop, with a wall of rough masonry and sherds of archaic and Hellenistic date. A fragmentary Hellenistic city-decree was found here, proving the existence of a polis, and on the shore nearby another fragment referring to sacred harbors.


W. R. Paton & J. Myres, JHS 16 (1896) 197; R. Kiepert, Forma orbis antiqui (1908-14) VII, Text p. 7; A. Maiuri, Annuario 4-5 (1921-22) 448-49; G. E. Bean & J. M. Cook, BSA 50 (1955) 135, 165.


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