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CALLATE´BUS (Καλλάτηβος). Xerxes, on his march from Colossae to Sardes, crossed the Maeander and came to Callatebus, a city of Lydia, where men make honey, that is sugar, out of the tamarisk and wheat (Hdt. 7.31). Stephanus (s. v. Καλλάτηβος) merely copies Herodotus, and adds the Ethnic name Καλλατήβιος, probably his own invention. The tamarisk grows in great abundance in the valley of the Cogamus near Aineh Ghieul (Hamilton, Researches, &c. vol. ii. p. 374), which is north of the Maeander and on the road to Sardes. It corresponds well enough to the probable position of Callatebus, but there is no evidence to identify it.


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