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Erythrae Explained

Erythrae at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Ancient city of Lydia. Located on the Aegean coast opposite the island of Chios, it was one of the 12 Ionian Cities. The original site of the settlement is uncertain, but from the 4th cent. BC it was located at modern Ildir, where traces of the wall circuit, theater, and citadel are visible. It was involved in 5th cent. BC Greek politics on various sides, came under Persian control, and was freed by Alexander the Great in 334 BC. A free city in the Roman province of Asia, it was noted for its wine and goats, as well as its prophetic sibyls, Herophile and Athenais.