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GAGAE (Γάγαι: Eth. Γαγαῖος), a town on the south-east coast of Lycia, from which the Gagates lapis derived its name. (Plin. Nat. 5.18, 36.34; Steph. B s.v. Nicand. Ther. 37; Galen, vol. xii. p. 203, ed. Kühn; Hierocl. p. 683, with Wesseling's note.) Ruins at Aladjá are regarded by Leake (Asia Minor, p. 185, foll.) as marking the site of the ancient Gagae, while Sir Charles Fellowes identifies the place with the modern village of Hascooe, where ruins stand upon and between two isolated rocks, now literally covered with walls. (Discov. in Lycia, p. 210.)


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 36.34
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.18
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