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LYSINIA (Üveyik Burnu) Turkey.

City in Pisidia, near Karakent on the W shore of the lake of Burdur. It is first mentioned as one of the places passed by Manlius on his march through Asia Minor in 189 B.C. (Polyb. 21.36; Livy 38.15); it surrendered to him voluntarily. Polybios and Livy give the name as Lysinoe; Ptolemy has Lysinia, Hierokles the corrupt form Lysenara. The coins and inscriptions confirm the form Lysinia. The site is identified by a statue base of Hadrian still in situ, erected by the Council and People.

The ruins are on a rocky hill directly above the lake. Numerous short stretches of terrace wall are to be seen, but the city was not apparently defended by a fortification wall. On the summit are two platforms, artificially leveled. The S slope and foot of the hill are covered with sherds of Roman date and loose building blocks; outlines of buildings are discernible, and several rock-cut sarcophagi, but nothing but the statue base is standing. Other ancient stones are in the village of Karakent, including a milestone of Constantine showing three miles, and a handsome phallos stone.


G. E. Bean, AnatSt 9 (1959) 78-81.


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