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ANTIPHELLUS (Ἀντίφελλος: Eth.Ἀντιφελλίτης and Eth. Ἀντιφελλείτης: Antephelo or Andoiflo), a town of Lycia, on the south coast, at the head of a bay. An inscription copied by Fellows at this place, contains the ethnic name ΑΝΤΙΦΕΛΛΕΙΤΟΥ (Discoveries in Lycia, p. 186). The little theatre of Antiphellus is complete, with the exception of the proscenium. Fellows gives a page of drawings of specimens of ends of sarcophagi, pediments, and doors of tombs. Strabo (p. 666) incorrectly places Antiphellus among the inland towns. Beaufort (Karamania, p. 13) gives the name of Vathy to the bay at the head of which Antiphellus stands, and he was the discoverer of this ancient site. There is a ground-plan of Antiphelius in Spratt's Lycia. There are coins of Antiphellus of the imperial period, with the epigraph Ἀντιφελλειτων. Nothing is known of the history of this place.

PHELLUS (Φέλλος) is mentioned by Strabo with Antiphellus. Fellows places the site of Phellus near a village called Saaret, WNW. of Antiphellus, and separated from it by mountains. He found on a summit the remains of a town, and inscriptions in Greek characters, but too much defaced to be legible. Spratt (Lycia, vol. i. p. 66) places the Pyrrha of Pliny (5.27) at Saaret, and this position agrees better with Pliny's words: “Antiphellos quae quondam Habessus; atque in recessu Phellus; deinde Pyrrha itemque Xanthus,” &c. It is more [p. 1.148]consistent with this passage to look for Phellus north of Antiphellus, than in any other direction; and the ruins at Tchookoorbye, north of Antiphellus, on the spur of a mountain called Fellerdagh, seem to be those of Phellus. These ruins, which are not those of a large town, are described in Spratt's Lycia.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.27
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