, Strab., Ptol., Diod., Steph. B. sub voce Καρπασεία
, Stadiasm.; *karpa/sion
, Hierocl.; Plin. Nat. 5.31. s. 35
, Const. Porph.: Eth.Καρπασεῶτης
, Eth. Καρπασεύς
, Steph. B. sub voce
, a town and port of Cyprus, to the NE. of the island, facing the promontory of Sarpedon on the Cilician coast. (Strab. xiv. p.682
; Ptol. 5.14.4
According to legend, it was founded by Pygmalion. (Steph. B. sub voce
It was taken by Demetrius Poliorcetes, together with a neighbouring place called Urania. (Diod. 20.48
.) Pococke (Trav.
vol. ii. p. 219) speaks of remains at Carpas,
especially of a wall nearly half a mile in circumference, with a pier running into the sea. (Engel, Kypros,
vol. i. pp. 83, 174; Mém. de l'Acad. des Inscrip.
vol. xxxii. p. 543; Mariti, Viaggi,
vol. i. p. 163.)