Augustopolis in Phrygia

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Augustopolis in Phrygia was a city in the late Roman province of Phrygia Salutaris I situated in the plain of Akar Çay (Kaystros).[1] The Annuario Pontificio associates it with a modern Surmene, not the Sürmene on a part of the Black Sea coast that belonged to the late Roman province of Pontus. The 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica said that this Augustopolis (which presumably had its name changed in honour of the Emperor Augustus) was "formerly Anabura (Surmeneh)".[2] The Phrygian town of Anabura is mentioned by Livy as lying on the route of the consul Gnaeus Manlius Vulso from Synnada to the sources of the Alander.[3]

Bishopric[edit]

Augustopolis in Phrygia became a Christian bishopric. The names of four of its bishops are known because of being mentioned in extant documents.

Augustopolis in Phrygia is today included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees.[6] It is also a titular metropolis in Turkey of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

Titular Bishops[edit]

  • Johann Laymann † (20 Feb 1521 Appointed - 11 Jun 1550)
  • Eucharius Sang † (16 Feb 1598 Appointed - 11 Mar 1620)
  • François de Harlay de Champvallon † (9 Sep 1613 Appointed - 23 Aug 1615)
  • Balthazar de Budos † (3 Oct 1616 Appointed - 30 Aug 1627)
  • Guy Hurault de l’Hospital † (2 Apr 1618 Appointed - 8 Sep 1624)
  • Jodok Wagenhauer † (23 May 1622 Appointed - 19 Jan 1635)
  • François Malier du Houssay † ( 1636 Appointed - 2 Nov 1641)
  • Pierre de Bertier † (7 Apr 1636 Appointed - Sep 1652)
  • Ferdinand de Neufville de Villeroy † (13 Jun 1644 Appointed - 20 Nov 1646)
  • Pierre de Bedacier, O.S.B. † (1 Mar 1649 Appointed - )
  • Stephanus Kada † (5 Nov 1689 Appointed - )
  • Maria Romedius von Sarnthein † (31 Aug 1767 Appointed - 24 Mar 1774)
  • Alfonso Aguado y Jaraba † (9 Aug 1802 Appointed - 1815)
  • Patrick Burke † (12 Jan 1819 Appointed - 8 May 1827)
  • Francesco de’ Marchesi Canali † (30 Sep 1834 Appointed - 8 Jul 1839)
  • José Hilarión Etrura Cevallos, O.P. † (23 Dec 1839 Appointed - 23 Jun 1849)
  • Atanasio Zuber, O.F.M. Cap. † (8 Mar 1854 Appointed - 14 May 1872)
  • Ramón María de San José Moreno y Castañeda, O. Carm. † (13 Jul 1883 Appointed - 26 May 1890)
  • Ruggero Catizone † (11 Jul 1895 Appointed - Jan 1908)
  • Joseph-Marie-Désiré Guiot, S.M.M. † (3 Apr 1908 Appointed - 24 Dec 1941)
  • Anton Akšamović † (28 Mar 1942 Appointed - 7 Oct 1959)
  • Marius-Félix-Antoine Maziers † (17 Dec 1959 Appointed - 24 Jan 1966)
  • Justin Abraham Najmy, B.A. † (27 Jan 1966 Appointed - 11 Jun 1968)

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