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ISINDA (Kişla) Turkey.

Site in Pisidia close to Korkuteli (Istanoz), now thought to be Isinda rather than the site at Yazir, formerly so identified. The situation is an important one, on the route from Pamphylia to Caria. In 189 B.C. Manlius Vulso, on his march through Asia, found the Isindians besieged by the Termessians; at their request he raised the siege and fined the Termessians 50 talents.

The remains are scanty. On a high craggy hill on one side of a glen are rock cuttings and a rock tomb without inscription; on the lower hills in the vicinity are the ruins of extensive walls of soft stone and burnt brick. An inscription in Kişla village mentions a Clarian festival; this agrees with the claim of Isinda, on her coins, to be an Ionian colony.


T.A.B. Spratt & E. Forbes, Travels in Lycia (1847) 246; W. M. Ramsay, AthMitt 10 (1885) 340; A. M. Woodward & H. A. Ormerod, BSA 16 (1910) 83.


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