Priene (mod. Samsun kale) was an ancient city of Ionia on the foot-hills of Mycale, about 6 miles north of the Maeander. It was formerly on the sea coast, but now lies some miles inland.

It is aid to have been founded by Ionians under Aegyptus, a son of Belus. Sacked by Ardys of Lydia, it revived and attained real prosperity under its "sage,"

Ancient Greek and Hellenistic Settlements / Places