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Summary

XANTHUS

Class:

  • City
  • visible
  • Location ± 5-25 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Xanthos

Xanthus

Xanthos, Byzantine Basilica

Byzantine church

Xanthos, Roman Basilica

Roman basilica of Xanthos between the Upper and Lower Agora.

Xanthos, Nereids Monument

Nereids monument of Xanthos

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Xanthus: town in western Lycia; its original name was Arňna, its modern name is Kınık. See:

  1. http://www.livius.org/x/xanthus/xanthus1.html.
  2. Jacques des Courtils and Laurence CavalierThe City of Xanthos from Archaic to Byzantine Times - http://www.academia.edu/1310466/The_City_of_Xanthos

 

Legendary founders and eponymus Arnus and Xanthus of  are of Xanthus are of the late provenience and would not be considered as Hittite and Luwian name of the city was Arinna 1what dates the beginnnig of the city to Bronze Age. Xanthos is a later Greek name.

References

  1. Trevor Bryce, Jan Zahle, The Lycians in Literary and Epigraphic Sources, Museum Tusculanum Press 1986, p. 27

http://www.lycianturkey.com/lycian_sites/xanthos.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanthus_(city)