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Abbassus or Ambasum (Latin: Abbassus;[1] Ἄμβασον[2]), was an ancient town of Phrygia, on the frontiers of the Tolistoboii, in Galatia.[3] It is, perhaps, the same as the Alamassus reported by of Hierocles,[4] and the Amadasse whose bishops attended early church councils. The editors of the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World note that its probable location is near Synnada,[5] however its precise location is not known.


  1. ^ Livy xxxviii. 15.
  2. ^ Steph. B. s. v.
  3. ^ Liv. xxxviii. 15.
  4. ^ Hierocles, p. 678
  5. ^ Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Map 62 & p. 966.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Abbassus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.