Author(s) : Smith T. J. (4/6/2001)
For citation: Smith T. J., "Balboura (Antiquity)", 2001,Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=3887>
City in northern Lycia. Balboura was probably founded in the first half of the 2nd century BC by a mixture of local peoples. During the Hellenistic period four different languages were spoken there: Greek, Pisidian, Solymian and Lydian. Balboura formed a tetrapolis with its neighbouring cities of Kibyra, Oinoanda and Boubon, an alliance that was dissolved by the Roman general Murena in c. 84 AD. In the Roman Imperial times the city was a member of the Lycian League. In later periods it appears in the Byzantine bishopric list.
36o 57.2'N, 29o 35.0'E of Greenwich
Balura, Barburon, Balburon, Barbula
6.1. General features
6.2. Public buildings
6.3. Private buildings
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