Arcadia Aegypti

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Provincia Arcadia Aegypti
ἐπαρχία Αρκαδίας Αιγύπτου
province of the Roman Empire
After 386–640s
Dioecesis Aegypti 400 AD.png
Diocese of Egypt, c. 400
• Established
After 386
• Disestablished
Today part of Egypt

Arcadia or Arcadia Aegypti was a Late Roman province in northern Egypt.


It was created between 386 and ca. 395 out of the province of Augustamnica and named for the reigning Byzantine emperor, Arcadius (395 to 408).

The province comprised most of the historical region known as "Heptanomis" ("Seven Nomes"), except for Hermopolis, which belonged to the Thebaid.[1]

In the Notitia Dignitatum, Arcadia forms one of six provinces of the Diocese of Egypt, under a governor with the low rank of praeses.[1][2]

Episcopal sees[edit]

Ancient episcopal sees in the Roman province of Arcadia Aegypti, listed in the Annuario Pontificio as titular sees:[3]


  1. ^ a b Keenan (2000), p. 613
  2. ^ Notitia Dignitatum, in partibus Orientis, I
  3. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), "Sedi titolari", pp. 819-1013


  • Keenan, James K. (2000). "Egypt". In Cameron, Averil; Ward-Perkins, Bryan; Whitby, Michael (eds.). The Cambridge Ancient History, Volume XIV - Late Antiquity: Empire and Successors, A.D. 425–600. Cambridge University Press. pp. 612–637. ISBN 978-0-521-32591-2.