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ID: 7002623
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7002623

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Tarsus (inhabited place)  Tarsus (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 55 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.9167  decimal degrees
Long: 034 53 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 34.8833  decimal degrees

Note: City on the Tarsus river (Kydnos) in southern Turkey; capital of ancient Cilicia and one of the most important cities in Asia Minor; flourished under Roman rule; site of meeting of Marc Antony and Cleopatra in 41 BCE; birthplace of St. Paul; razed by Arabs ca. 660 CE.

Names:
Tarsus (preferred,C,V)
Tarsous (C,V)
Tarsos (C,V)
Tarsus Cayi (C,V)
Antiochia ad Cydnum (C,V)
Antiochia-Tarsus (H,V)
Antioch On Kydnos (H,O)
Antioch On Cydnus (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Turkey (nation)  ........  Turkey (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Mersin (province)  ............  Mersin (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Tarsus (inhabited place)  ................  Tarsus (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Turkey (nation)  ........  Turkey (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Cilicia (general region)  ............  Cilicia (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Tarsus (inhabited place)  ................  Tarsus (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  inhabited since Neolithic times
archaeological site (C)
capital (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Antiochia ad Cydnum..........  [VP]
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Antiochia-Tarsus..........  [VP]
.............................  Atlas of Greek & Roman World (1981) 33
Antioch On Cydnus..........  [VP]
................................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Antioch On Kydnos..........  [VP]
................................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Tarsos..........  [VP]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Tarsous..........  [VP]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Tarsus..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 917
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
Tarsus Cayi..........  [VP]
.......................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
..................  Atlas of Greek & Roman World (1981) 33
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 917
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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