Thayer's Note: Stevenson's "translation" of Ptolemy, to which this page belongs, is abysmally bad. It should not be used for any serious purpose. For details and correctives, see my Ptolemy homepage.
My notes on the Map:
No information has been added to Ptolemy's text as I have it, so there is almost no topographic information.
The courses of the rivers also remain unmapped: the line joining the sources and the mouth of the Xanthus is just that; while putting Xanthos on the Xanthus and Limyra on the Limyrus pass for daring conjectures around here.
For the W coast and boundary with Asia, see my note in Chapter 2.
For amateurs of trivia, though there be nary a reindeer in site, the port of Patara is the hometown of Santa Claus, who was bishop of Myra, also on this map, inland to the NE. (The area is still proud of its native son; a good page can be found here.)
Lycia is terminated on the west and the north by Asia along the boundary which we have mentioned above; on the east by a part of Pamphylia along the line leading from the terminus on the confines of Asia thru the Masicytus mountains,
on the south by the Lycian sea, of the coast of which the following is a description: after Cannus,
|mouth of the Xanthus river||60*20||36°00|
|mouth of the Limyrus river||61*10||36°25|
The inland towns in Lycia near the Cragus mountains are:
and near the Masicytus mountains are the towns:
In the Cabalia region:
Islands adjacent to Lycia are:
of the Roman Provinces
in 380 AD
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