Tripolis (Pontus)

Tripolis (Ancient Greek: Τρίπολις), formerly Ischopolis (Ἰσχόπολις), was an ancient fortress city in Pontus Polemoniacus (aka the Pontus region), on a river of the same name, and with a tolerably good harbour; it is now the site and namesake of the city of Tirebolu in Giresun Province, Black Sea Region, Turkey.[1][2] It belonged to the Mossynoeci and was situated at a distance of 18 km east from Cape Zephyrium.[3] The place is situated on a rocky headland.[4]


  1. Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  2. Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 87, and directory notes accompanying.
  3. Arrian, Periplus Ponti Euxini 16.4; Anon. Periplus Ponti Euxini p. 13; Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 6.4.11.
  4. Hamilton, Researches, i. p. 257.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Tripolis". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

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