(Aksaray, Niğde) Cappadocia, Turkey.
It was formerly known as Garsaoura, chief town of the strategia of Garsaouritis. Strabo (12.2.6; 14.2.29
) describes it as a κωμόπολις
and a πολίχνιον
it was later refounded as Archelaos by King
Archelaus, and became a colony under Claudius (Plin.
6.8). The site is a large oasis SE of Tuz Gölü and
225 km S of Ancyra. No monuments survive though
occasional tombstones are found.
R. P. HARPER