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TEICHIUSSA (Doğanbeleni) Turkey.

Town in Ionia near Kazikli, 26 km SE of Miletos. The town appears first on the 6th c. statue base of a certain Chares, described as ruler of Teichiusa. In the Delian Confederacy it is listed as a dependency of Miletos, and is called by Archestratos a village of Miletos near to the Carians. Thucydides (8.26) and Athenaeus (351 A) also refer to it as a Milesian possession, and the Spartans used it as a base for an attack on Iasos (Thuc. 8.28). Later it appears as a deme of Miletos.

The site is the only pre-Roman one between Didyma and Iasos. It occupies a low hill barely over 40 m high, surrounded by a massive wall of irregular trapezoidal masonry 2.6 m thick, of which hardly more than a single course remains above ground; from its style this wall can scarcely be later than the 5th c. There are five towers more or less equally spaced, but nothing remains in the interior apart from a tower of poor masonry standing 1 m high on a hillock. The surface sherds are characterless.

There are numerous ancient village sites in the neighborhood, and tombs are common. Some of these consist of a grave chamber sunk in the rock and covered with large flat slabs of stone; most of the others, and all the epitaphs yet discovered, are of Roman date.


P. LeBas & W. H. Waddington, Voyage archéologique en Grèce et en Asie Mineure 4 vols. (1888) 238, 242; BMCatalogue of Sculpture I, 1 (1928) B 278; L. Robert, “Une Epigramme de Cane,” RevPhil 31 (1957); id., “Note Additionelle,” ibid. 32 (1958); G. E. Bean & J. M. Cook, BSA 52 (1957) 106-11.


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