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Attuda, whose site was at present-day Hisarköy, Sarayköy District, Denizli Province, Turkey,[1] was a city in the Roman province of Phrygia Pacatiana.


It became a Christian bishopric, a suffragan at first of the metropolitan see of Laodicea in Phrygia, but later, after the division of the Roman province, of the see of Hierapolis.

The names of five of its bishops are recorded in extant documents. Hermelaus or Hermolaus was at the Council of Ephesus in 431. At the Council of Chalcedon in 451, Metropolitan Nunechius of Laodicea signed on behalf of Symmachus of Attuda. Stephanus was at the Trullan Council of 692. Nicetas and Arsenius, presumably of the rival parties of Patriarch Photius I and Patriarch Ignatius of Constantinople, were at the Council of Constantinople (879).[2][3]

No longer a residential bishopric, Attuda is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[4]


  1. ^ DENİZLİ MUSEUM - Travelers' Stories About Turkey
  2. ^ Michel Lequien, Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus, Paris 1740, Vol. I, coll. 825-826
  3. ^ M. Th. Disdier, v. Attyda, in Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. V, 1931, coll. 196-197
  4. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 842