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PHILOCALEIA (Φιλοκάλεια), a town on the coast of Pontus Cappadocius, 90 stadia to the east of Argyria, and 100 to the west of Coralla. (Arrian, Peripl. Pont. Eux. p. 17; Anonym. Peripl. P. E. p. 13; Plin. Nat. 6.4.) Cramer (Asia Minor, i. p. 283) is inclined to identify it with the modern Helehou, about half-way between Keresoun and Trebizond, while Hamilton (Researches, i. p. 254) seeks its site near the promontory of Kara Bouroun, where a large river falls into the sea, which is more in accordance with Pliny's words.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 6.4
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