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,[dubious ] 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. Vol. 6.4.11.
  4. ^ Hamilton, Researches, i. p. 257.

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

Coordinates: 41°00′09″N 38°49′10″E / 41.002558°N 38.819497°E / 41.002558; 38.819497