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ARYCANDA (Ἀρύκανδα: Eth. Ἀρυκανδέυς), a city in Lycia (Steph. s. v. Ἀρυκάνδα; Schol. ad Pind. Ol. Od. 7), on the river Arycandus, a branch of the Limyrus (Plin. Nat. 5.27, 29). Its site has been ascertained by Fellows (Lycia, p. 221), who found near the river Arycandus, and 35 miles from the sea, the ruins of Arycanda, which are identified by a Greek inscription. There are the remains of a theatre, tombs, and some fine specimens of doorways.

There are coins of Arycanda. Fellows found one among the ruins, with the name of the city on it and the head of the Emperor Gordian. Leake (Asia Minor, p. 187) speaks of a stream which joins the set, close to the mouth of the Limyrus, as probably the Arycandus of Pliny. In the map of Fellows, only the name Arycandus appears, and no Limyrus; but the Limyrus is clearly laid down in the map in Spratt's Lycia as a small stream flowing from Limyra, and joining near its mouth the larger river Orta Tchy, the Arycandus. Compare the account of Arycanda in Fellows and in Spratt's Lycia (vol. i. p. 153).


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.27
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.29
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