Knowing that, Alexander began his march in late summer to ensure crops within the region between Pamphylia
and Ancyra had an opportunity to both mature and be harvested, the latter being performed by the residents of the region, thus sparing his army that arduous task.
Since Ariosto is here using accurate, real geographical co-ordinates, the reference is presumably to the city on the coast of Pamphylia
(southern Turkey) variously spelt Antalya, Attaleia, or Adalia.
The Greek tourist from Pamphylia
who carved his name (and address) on the Great Pyramid at Giza was not quite so sophisticated.
In his prosecution, Cicero describes the Roman provincial governor Verres as an "embezzler of the public funds, the petty tyrant of Asia and Pamphylia
, the robber who deprived the city of its rights, [and] the disgrace and ruin of the province of Sicily.
Never far from the sea, this unusual tour begins in Izmir and continues along the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts, exploring the ancient cities and sites in Karia, Lycia, and Pamphylia
Parthians, Medes, Elamites and the residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia
, Egypt and the part of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs--in our own languages we hear them speaking about God's deeds of power.
Even the Cretans, when they sent emissaries to him in Pamphylia
to plead their case, learned that there was hope for their surrender, and were ordered to give hostages.
He incorrectly describes Lycaonia as part of Pamphylia
(91, 258 n.
when Marcus Antonius the Orator campaigned in this region, he apparently based himself west of Syedra at Side, a major port of Pamphylia
, and, as already mentioned, in later years a favourite haven for Cilician pirates.
When two hundred years later the Roman historian Appian comes to tell his story, he says that whatever their ethnic origin--Syria, Cyprus, Pamphylia
, Pontus, and elsewhere--the pirates in Cilicia were all called Cilicians because that was where the trouble had started (Mithr.
The linguist also learns about other languages, as in the case of the ancient Greek mercenaries who scribbled their names, in the Cypriote dialect and syllabary, on an Egyptian sphinx, or the Greek "tourist" from Pamphylia
who carved his name on the great pyramid at Giza.
Taking them as a whole, he traces their history from the arrival of the Greeks through the new cities, Kroisos and the Persians, the effects of Alexander, Hellenistic growth, the effects of Antiochos III, pirates and Romans, imperial subjects, and the effects of Christianity to the end of Greek Pamphylia