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Cilician Gates / Ciliciae Pylae
(351 words)

(Πύλαι Κιλίκιαι; Pýlai Kilíkiai).

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[1] Narrow passage through the Taurus

Narrow passage through the  Taurus at a height of 1,050 m, these day deeply buried underneath the motorway, modern Gülek Boğazı, through which passed the road from Tyana/Cappadocia to Tarsus/Cilicia (Str. 12,2,7); this pass played an important role i.a. in Xenophon's Anabasis (Xen. An. 1,4,4; 401 BC), during Alexander the Great's campaign (cf. Arr. Anab. 2,4,3…

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Hild, Friedrich (Vienna) and Täuber, Hans (Vienna), “Cilician Gates / Ciliciae Pylae”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 30 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e613690>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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