"in their last great stronghold, Coracesium, in Cilicia"

Plutarch, a Greek historian of the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, describes a great battle at Coracesium between Pompey and the Cilician pirates. This was the ultimate battle in Pompey’s campaign against the pirates, in which Plutarch states that the Roman fleet scored a victory despite being vastly outnumbered. After the battle, the remaining pirates were besieged inside the town of Coracesium before finally surrendering.

Alanya, modern Coracesium
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