Author(s) : Panagopoulou Katerina (21/11/2002)Translation : Velentzas Georgios
For citation: Panagopoulou Katerina, "Adana (Antiquity)",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7068>
Commercial centre in the Cilician plain. It was renamed Antioch on the Sarus in the 2nd c. BC and thrived particularly after Pompey settled Cilician pirates, who became farmers. Evidence concerning the religious life of the city and important building remains have survived.
Cilician plain (Cilicia Campestris)
Adena, Athena, Αzara, Antioch on the Sarus
2. Economy – Coinage – Religion
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