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Amblada (Ancient Greek: Ἄμβλαδα) was a town of ancient Lycaonia or of Pisidia, inhabited in Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine times.[1] It was the seat of a bishop; no longer a residential see, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[2] Strabo places it in Pisidia;[3] the bishopric was suffragan to the metropolitan of Lycaonia.[2] The coin minted copper coins during the period of the Antonines and their successors, with the epigraph Ἀμβλαδέων.

Its site is located near Hisartepe [Wikidata], Asiatic Turkey.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 63, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ a b Catholic Hierarchy
  3. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. p. 570. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 37°31′07″N 31°44′19″E / 37.518578°N 31.7386345°E / 37.518578; 31.7386345