(Macar Kalesi) Turkey.
Cilicia Aspera 6 km S-SE of Gazipaşa. It is mentioned
by Hierokles and in the Notitiae
, and apparently also by
Ptolemy (5.7.5: Kaystros); Imperial coins of the 2d c.
are known but not common. The site is on a hill above
the village and is identified by inscriptions. A circuit wall
of indifferent masonry is best preserved on the E side.
The agora lay on the saddle dividing two modest eminences; on its N side stood a temple of Antoninus Pius and
on the S a temple of Vespasian. On the N summit is a fortified enclosure, and below this a long terrace carrying
numerous honorific statues. Outside the city on the E
hillside are two cemeteries, which include a handsome
A. Wilhelm, Neue Beiträge
62-64; G. E. Bean & T. B. Mitford,AnatSt
211-16; id., Journeys in Rough Cilicia