Carallia (Pamphylia)

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Coordinates: 37°55′08″N 31°32′07″E / 37.918825°N 31.5352876°E / 37.918825; 31.5352876 Carallia (Ancient Greek: Καραλλία) was a city of the Roman province of Pamphylia Prima and is mentioned in the acts of the Council of Ephesus (431).[1] The same form of the name is given in the acts of the Council of Chalcedon (451).[2]

The 6th-century Synecdemus gives the name of this Pamphylian city as Καράλια (Caralia).[3]

William Smith took the Pamphylian Carallia to be identical with the town of Carallis ((Κάραλλις, Καράλλεια) in Isauria, which he identified with a place in Turkey called Kereli.[4] The site of the Pamphylian town is supposed to be at Uskeles.[5]


Extant documents give the names of three bishops of the ancient see of Carallia, a suffragan of the metropolitan see of Side, the capital of the province: Solon was at the Council of Ephesus in 431, Marcianus at the Council of Chalcedon in 451, and Mennas at the Third Council of Constantinople in 680.[6][7]

No longer a residential see, Carallia is today included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees.[5]


  1. ^ "Giovanni Domenico Mansi". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
  2. ^ Michel Lequien, Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus, Paris 1740, Vol. I, col. 1008
  3. ^ Gustav Parthey (editor), Hieroclis Synecdemus et Notitiae Graecae Episcopatuum (Berlin 1866), p. 30
  4. ^ William Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1845)
  5. ^ a b Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 858]
  6. ^ Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, p. 450
  7. ^ Michel Lequien, Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus, Parigi 1740, Tomo I, coll. 1005-1008