Eudoxias

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Eudoxias was a city and bishopric in the late Roman province of Galatia Secunda, in Asia Minor.

Location[edit]

Eudoxias is mentioned only by Hierocles[1] and Parthey[2]

The original name of the town is unknown, Eudoxias being the name given to it in honour either of the mother or of the daughter of Theodosius II. It was perhaps Gordion, where Alexander the Great cut the Gordian knot, and stood perhaps at the modern Yürme, in the vilayet of Angora. Others, however, identify Eudoxias with Akkilaion, whose site is unknown, and place Germe at Yürme.

Bishopric[edit]

The see was a suffragan of Pessinus.

Two bishops are known, Aquilas in 451 and Menas in 536.[3] Another is spoken of in the life of Theodore of Sycæ, about the end of the sixth century.

It is included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees.[4]

References[edit]

  • William Mitchell Ramsay, Asia Minor, 224-226;
  • Anderson in Journal of Hellen. Studies, XIX, 88;
  • ____ in Annual of the British School at Athens, IV, 66.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Synecdemus, 698, 2.
  2. ^ Notitiae episcopatuum, I, VIII, IX.
  3. ^ Lequien, Oriens christianus, I, 495.
  4. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 891

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.