- The coastal plain of south Asia Minor (q.v.) between Lycia and Cilicia (qq.v.). The region was difficult to defend against Arab naval attack from Syria (q.v.). The only havens of safety were its fortified cities, including Side, Syllaion, and above all the major port of Attaleia (q.v.), seat of the theme of Kibyrrhaiotai (qq.v.). A section of the army of the Second Crusade commanded by Otto of Freising (qq.v.) reached Attaleia (q.v.) in 1148, and they found it almost isolated amid a countryside much ravaged by the Seljuks (q.v.).
Historical Dictionary of Byzantium . John H. Rosser .
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