Tremetousia

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Tremetousia
Τρεμετουσιά (Greek) Tremeşe/Erdemli (Turkish)
Tremetousia is located in Cyprus
Tremetousia
Tremetousia
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°5′1″N 33°36′28″E / 35.08361°N 33.60778°E / 35.08361; 33.60778Coordinates: 35°5′1″N 33°36′28″E / 35.08361°N 33.60778°E / 35.08361; 33.60778
Country de jure  Cyprus
de facto  Northern Cyprus
District de jure Larnaca District
de facto Lefkoşa District
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 207
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Tremetousia (Greek: Τρεμετουσιά, Turkish: Tremeşe/Erdemli) is a village in the Larnaca District of Cyprus, located 7 km east of Athienou. It is one of only five villages in the Larnaca District under the control of the occupying Turkish forces, the other four being Arsos, Louroujina, Melouseia and Pergamos.

The village is the successor of the ancient city of Tremithus, mentioned by Ptolemy, Hierocles, George of Cyprus, and other ancient geographers.[2] The usurper Isaac Comnenus of Cyprus was defeated here in 1191 by Richard Coeur de Lion, who afterwards took possession of Cyprus. The city was then destroyed and survives only in the village.[2]

Bishops of Tremithus[edit]

The most famous of the bishops of the see of Tremithus is Saint Spyridon, whose cult is famous throughout the Eastern Orthodox Church.[3] Others venerated as saints are Arcadius and Nestor. Saint Spyridon himself participated in the First Council of Nicaea (325), Theopompus in the First Council of Constantinople in 381, Theodore, the author of a biography of Saint John Chrysostom, in the Third Council of Constantinople in 681, George in the Second Council of Nicaea in 787. Another Spyridon is mentioned in 1081.[2]

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