Soli, Cilicia


Soli, Cilicia

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Soli of Cilicia in a modern map of Turkey. the red dot shows the position of Mersina. At the present scale, it coincides with the position of Soli which is slightly on the west.]

Soli (also "Soloi") was an ancient city and port in Cilicia, in present day Turkey, 11 km west of present day Mersina (near the village Viransehir). It was a colony of Rhodes, founded c. 700 BC. Soli was destroyed in the 1st century BC, and rebuilt by Pompey the Great. Thereafter, it was called Pompeiopolis (not to be confused with the Pompeiopolis in Paphlagonia). The word solecism is derived from Soli, since the dialect of Greek spoken there was considered by Athenians to be a corrupted form of Attic Greek.

Aratus of Soli was a famous Hellenistic poet.


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