- Doris (Asia Minor)
Doris Ancient Region of Anatolia
The ruins of the Mausoleum of Maussollos, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Location South-western Anatolia State existed Independent city-states from c.1100–c.560 BC Biggest city Halicarnassus Roman province Asia
Doris (Greek: ἡ Δωρίς) was a small region of ancient Asia Minor inhabited by Dorians; the territory is now in modern-day Turkey. Pliny (v. 28) says, Caria mediae Doridi circumfunditur ad mare utroque latere ambiens, by which he means that Doris is surrounded by Caria on all sides, except where it is bordered by the sea. He makes Doris begin at Cnidus. In the bay of Doris he places Leucopolis, Hamaxitus, etc. An attempt has been made among scholars to ascertain which of two bays Pliny calls Doridis Sinus, the more probable being the Ceramic Gulf. This Doris of Pliny is the country occupied by the Dorians, which Thucydides (ii. 9) indicates, not by the name of the country, but of the people: Dorians, neighbours of the Carians. Ptolemy (v. 2) makes Doris a division of his Asia, and places in it Halicarnassus, Ceramus, and Cnidus. The term Doris, applied to a part of Asia, does not appear to occur in other writers.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed (1854–57). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
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