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Phellus

Phellus (Ancient Greek: Φέλλος) is an ancient city of Lycia mentioned by Strabo with Antiphellus. Charles Fellows places the site of Phellus near a village called Saaret, west-northwest of Antiphellus, and separated from it by mountains. He found on a summit the remains of a town, and inscriptions in Greek characters, but too much defaced to be legible. Spratt (Lycia, vol. i. p. 66) places the Pyrrha of Pliny (N.H. v. 27) at Saaret, and this position agrees better with Pliny's words: Antiphellos quae quondam Habessus; atque in recessu Phellus; deinde Pyrrha itemque Xanthus.... It is more consistent with this passage to look for Phellus north of Antiphellus, than in any other direction; and the ruins at Tchookoorbye, north of Antiphellus, on the spur of a mountain called Fellerdagh, seem to be those of Phellus. These ruins, which are not those of a large town, are described in Spratt's Lycia.

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