Caria
Caria: the southwest of modern Turkey, incorporated in the ancient Persian empire as the satrapy Karkâ. The Greek town Halicarnassus (modern Bodrum) was its capital. According to the Greek writer Plutarch, the Persians called the Carians 'cocks' because they had comblike crests on their helmets (Life of Artaxerxes II, 10).
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