Arcadia Aegypti

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Provincia Arcadia Aegypti
province of the Roman Empire
After 386–640s
Location of Arcadia
Diocese of Egypt, c. 400
Capital Oxyrhynchus
History
 -  Established After 386
 -  Disestablished 640s
Today part of  Egypt

Arcadia or Arcadia Aegypti was an ancient Roman province in northern Egypt. It was created between 386 and ca. 395 out of the province of Augustamnica and named for the reigning emperor, Arcadius. The province comprised most of the historical region known as "Heptanomis" ("Seven Nomes"), except for Hermopolis, which belonged to the Thebaid.[1] In the Notitia Dignitatum, Arcadia forms one of six provinces of the Diocese of Egypt, under a praeses.[1][2]

Episcopal sees[edit]

Ancient episcopal sees of the Roman province of Arcadia Aegypti listed in the Annuario Pontificio as titular sees:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Keenan (2000), p. 613
  2. ^ Notitia Dignitatum, in partibus Orientis, I
  3. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), "Sedi titolari", pp. 819-1013

Sources[edit]

  • Keenan, James K. (2000). "Egypt". In Cameron, Averil; Ward-Perkins, Bryan; Whitby, Michael. The Cambridge Ancient History, Volume XIV - Late Antiquity: Empire and Successors, A.D. 425–600. Cambridge University Press. pp. 612–637. ISBN 978-0-521-32591-2.