It was probably situated at the boundary of Lycia and Caria, for it is placed in the former territory by Ptolemy (xxxi, 16), in the latter by Stephanus Byzantius. Stephanus gives also another form of the name, Karynda. Calynda must be carefully distinguished from Kalydna, Kalydnos, Karyanda and Kadyanda. Strabo places it 60 stadia from the sea, west of the Gulf of Glaucus, and east of Caunus. It appears, from a passage in Herodotus, that the territory of Caunus bordered on that of Calynda.
Pliny writes its name Calydna. It is mentioned among the cities that struck coins in the Roman period.
The diocese is not mentioned in the Notitiae episcopatuum, but we know that it was at a certain time a suffragan of Myra, the metropolis of Lycia, for Bishop Leontius of Calynda is mentioned in 458 in the letter of the Lycian bishops to the Byzantine Emperor Leo I the Thracian about the death of Proterius of Alexandria.
- "Calynda". Catholic Encyclopedia.
- i. 172
- Herodotus, VIII, lxxxvii.
- V, xxvii.
- Michel Lequien, Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus, Paris 1740, Vol. I, coll. 991-992
- Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, p. 450
- Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 856
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Calynda". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.