), a town of Troas, at the foot of Mount Ida and on the banks of the river Aesepus, at a distance of 80 stadia from its mouth.
It is mentioned by Homer (Hom. Il. 2.824
), who calls it a holy town. (Comp. Strab. xii. p.565
, xiii. pp. 585, 587, 603; Steph. B. sub voce
Arrian (Arr. Anab. 1.13
) mentions it as the head-quarters of the Persian army before the battle of the Granicus: it existed in the time of Strabo; but afterwards it disappears. Some travellers have identified it with the modern Biga,