Coordinates: 38°43′19″N 36°23′28″E / 38.722°N 36.391°E / 38.722; 36.391
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Ariarathia or Ariaratheia (Ancient Greek: Ἀριαράθεια) was a town of ancient Cappadocia, in the Sargarausene region, inhabited during Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine times.[1] It was founded by Ariarathes IV of Cappadocia (r. 220–163 BCE). It was detached from Cappadocia and assigned to the province of Armenia Minor when that province was established.[2] It became the seat of a bishop; no longer a residential bishopric, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[3]

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

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  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 64, and directory notes accompanying. ISBN 978-0-691-03169-9.
  2. ^ Strobel, Karl. "Ariarathia". Brill's New Pauly. doi:10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e134900.
  3. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

38°43′19″N 36°23′28″E / 38.722°N 36.391°E / 38.722; 36.391