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SIA or Osia Turkey.

Small town in Pisidia near Karaot, 10 km NE of Dağ Nahiyesi; it is apparently recorded by Hierokles in the entry Demousia, but is otherwise unknown. The name, of which the termination is uncertain, and site are proved by an inscription on the spot. The ruins are picturesque, covering the W slope of a low pine-clad hill, at the top of which is a stretch of wall in excellent polygonal masonry with a small gate. Many buildings are standing more or less complete, including a small building with an apse at its E end, and another containing eight or nine straight rows of seats with paving below them. At the foot of the hill are numerous built tombs, in good condition.


V. Bérard, BCH 16 (1892) 434; G. E. Bean, AnatSt 10 (1960) 74-75.


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