, or τά
), a town of Lycaonia or Isauria, which is mentioned by Pliny (5.42
: Eth. Lystreni
) and Ptolemy (5.4.12
), and repeatedly in the New Testament History. (Acts,
14.8, 21; Timoth.
3.11; comp. Hierocl. p. 675.)
A bishop of Lystra was present at the Council of Chalcedon. Leake (Asia Minor,
p. 102) is inclined to place the town at Khatoun Seraï,
about 30 miles south of Iconium; but Hamilton (Researches,
vol. ii. p. 313), with more appearance of probability, identifies its site with the ruins of Kaadagh,
which are generally believed to be the remains of Derbe.