Celaenae


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Celaenae

(sĭlē`nē), ancient city of Asia Minor, in Phrygia, near the source of the Maeander River, in present-day W central Turkey. In the days of the Persian Empire, Cyrus the Great had a palace there, and Xerxes I built a fort. Alexander the Great conquered the city in 333 B.C. Modern Dinar is on the site.
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In one myth, for instance, the ennead judged a contest between Apollo and Marsyas, and punished the loser-Marsyas, naturally, for even thinking he could beat a god--by flaying him alive in a cave near the river city of Celaenae. (Apollo, according to legend, then flaunted his victory by nailing Marsyas' skin to a pine tree).
In one myth, for instance, the ennead judged a contest between Apollo and Marsyas, and punished the loser--Marsyas, naturally, for even thinking he could beat a god--by flaying him alive in a cave near the river city of Celaenae. (Apollo, according to legend, then flaunted his victory by nailing Marsyas' skin to a pine tree.
I picked up Xenophon's route where he landed at Ephesus, and followed Xenophon to Sart (ancient Sardis), Denizli (Colossae), Dinar (Celaenae), Usak (Ceramon Agora), Cay (Cayster Field), Aksehir (Thymbrium), Ilgyn (Tyriaeum), and Konya (Iconium).