Carallia (Pamphylia)

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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]

Modern scholars place Carallia near Güney Kalesi in Asiatic Turkey.[6][7]


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:

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


  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. ^ Hieroclis Synecdemus et Notitiae Graecae Episcopatuum, Gustav Parthey (editor), (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. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, and directory notes accompanying.
  7. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  8. ^ Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, p. 450
  9. ^ Michel Lequien, Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus, Parigi 1740, Tomo I, coll. 1005-1008

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

Coordinates: 36°41′01″N 31°53′09″E / 36.683529°N 31.885843°E / 36.683529; 31.885843