Sites & cities that bear the name of Arisba


Today in : Greece
First trace of activity : ca. 8th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 1st century B.C.E
Recorded names : Ἀρίσβη, Arisbé

Description : Arisba or Arisbe (Ancient Greek: Ἀρίσβη; Eth. Ἀρισβαἰος), was a town of Mysia, mentioned by Homer in the same line with Sestos and Abydus. It was between Percote and Abydus, a colony of Mytilene, founded by Scamandrius and Ascanius, son of Aeneas. It was a member of the Delian League. The army of Alexander the Great mustered here after crossing the Hellespont. When the wandering Gauls passed over into Asia, on the invitation of Attalus I, they occupied Arisba, but were soon defeated, in 216 BCE, by Prusias I of Bithynia. In Strabo's time the place was almost forgotten. There are coins of Arisbe from the Roman emperor Trajan's time (early 2nd century), and also autonomous coins. Its site is tentatively located at Musakoy in Asiatic Turkey.

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