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date: 03 July 2020

Cilicia, 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
George Ewart BeanGeorge Ewart Bean, Stephen MitchellStephen Mitchell

a region of S. *Asia Minor. The name was applied variously to regions at different periods but came ultimately to designate the eastern half of the south coast. The western portion (Cilicia Tracheia, Rugged Cilicia) is wild and mountainous, the eastern (Cilicia Pedias, Plain Cilicia) is rich plainland. Greek settlers brought with them the name of the Cilices, who were located by Homer in the northern Troad (... ...

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