Magnesia ad Sipylum


Magnesia ad Sipylum

Ancient city, Lydia, near modern Manisa, Turkey. Dating to the 5th century BC, it was located near the regions associated with Niobe and Tantalus. It was the site of a famous battle during the winter of 190–189 BC, when the Romans under Scipio Africanus the Elder defeated the Seleucids under Antiochus III (the Great), forcing them back across the Taurus Mountains. It suffered severe earthquakes, notably in AD 17, and there are few archaeological remains.

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