Zenonopolis (sometimes abbreviated as Zenopolis, in particular by the Roman Curia) was a city in Isauria, originally called Rusumblada but renamed in honour of Emperor Zeno (474–491), who was born there.
Zenopolis was a see of Asia Minor, suffragan of Seleucia, Trachaea in Isauria, at least since the 6th century, when it is recorded as such in the Notitia Episcopatuum of Antioch. In 732 circa, the province of Isauria was joined to the Patriarchate of Constantinople, and Zenopolis appears about 940 in the Notitia Episcopatuum of Constantine Porphyrogenitus, but is situated in Pamphylia. The city is again mentioned by George of Cyprus in the 7th century. and by Constantine Porphyrogenitus as a city of the Decapolis, presumably referring to the Isaurian Decapolis.
- "The proper form Zenonopolis is commonly abbreviated Zenopolis.", William Mitchell Ramsay, The Historical Geography of Asia Minor, 1890, p. 366 (footnote) cited text at Google Books.
- Catholic Encyclopedia, 1907, p. 756
- Stephen Mitchell, A history of the later Roman Empire, AD 284–641: the transformation of the ancient world, Wiley-Blackwell, 2007, ISBN 1-4051-0856-8, p. 114.
- William Mitchell Ramsay, Asia Minor, 365
- Echos d'Orient, X., 145
- Georgius Cyprius, Descriptio Orbis Romani, ed. Heinrich Gelzer, 1606
- op. cit., 847
- De Themat., I, 13
- Oriens Christ., II, 1033
- Mansi, Concil. Coll, IX, 176, 393
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