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APOLLO´NIS (Ἀπολλωνίς: Eth. Ἀπολλωνίδης, Eth. Apollonidensis), a town the position of which is connected with that of Apollonia in Mysia. South of this Apollonia is a ridge of hills, after crossing which the road to Sardis had on the left Thyatira, and on the right Apollonis, which is 300 stadia from Pergamum, and the same distance from Sardis. (Strab. 625.) A village Bullene, apparently the same place that Tournefort calls Balamont, seems to retain part of the ancient name. The place was named after Apollonis, a woman of Cyzicus, and the wife of Attalus, the first king of Pergamum. Cicero mentions the place (pro Flacc. 100.21, 32, ad Q. Fr. 1.2). It was one of the towns which suffered in the great earthquake in these parts in the time of Tiberius. (Tac. Ann. 2.47.) It is mentioned by Pliny (5.30) as a small place. It was subsequently the see of a bishop. There are both autonomous and imperial coins of Apollonis with the epigraph Ἀπολλωνιδεων.


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    • Tacitus, Annales, 2.47
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.30
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