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BLAUDUS (Βλαῦο̂ς), a place in Phrygia, mentioned by Stephanus (s. v. Βλαῦδος) and Strabo (p. 567). Speaking of the Galatian Ancyra, Strabo says: “They had a strong place, Ancyra, with the same name as the Phrygian small town near Blaudos, towards Lydia.” This does not tell us much. Forbiger thinks that Blaudos is very probably Bolat, mentioned by Hamilton (Royal Geog. Journ. vol. viii. p. 140). But the position of Bolat is not well fixed, nor is it near the place which Hamilton supposes to be the Phrygian Ancyra. [ANCYRA]


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