the capital of Pamphylia, on the coast of Asia Minor. Paul and his companions landed at this place from Cyprus on their first missionary journey (Acts 13:13, 14), and here Mark forsook the party and returned to Jerusalem. Some time afterwards Paul and Barnabas again visited this city and "preached the word" (14:25). It stood on the banks of the river Cestrus, some 7 miles from its mouth, and was a place of some commercial importance. It is now a ruin, called Eski Kalessi.
In that embassy, they also preached at Lystra, and perga, and many other cities.
Apollonius of perga came to Alexandria in this reign, to study mathematics under the pupils of Euclid.
We know much less of the life of the third of the great trio of teachers and students of Alexandria, Apollonius of perga.
This lies about half-way round the enceinte and formerly admitted the road from perga.
Mark seems to have changed since he turned back from the work at perga.