Eucarpia

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For the Greek divine name, see Eukarpia (theonym).

Eucarpia was a city and bishopric in the late Roman province of Phrygia Salutaris, in Asia Minor.

Location[edit]

Eucarpia (Eukarpia), mentioned by Strabo (XII, 576) and several other geographers, was situated on a road from Dorylaeum to Eumenia, between the Dorylaeum-Acmonia and Dorylaeum-Synnada roads, probably at the modern Emin Hissar, in the vilayet of Brusa.

Imposing ruins, seen by Hamilton in 1837, have almost disappeared. Nothing is known about the history of the city. It struck its own coins from the time of Augustus until the reign of Volusianus.

Ecclesiastical history[edit]

The bishopric, a suffragan of Synnada, figures in the Notitiae episcopatuum until the twelfth or thirteenth century. Six bishops are known:

  • Eugenius, present at the Council of Nicaea (325),
  • Auxomenus in 381,
  • Cyriacus in 451,
  • Dionysius in 536,
  • Constantine or Constans in 787 (not mentioned by Lequien), and Constantine in 879.

Eucarpia is included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 891
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