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Ceretapa or Keretapa (Ancient Greek: τὰ Κερέταπα), also called Diocaesarea or Diocaesareia or Diokaisareia (Διοκαισάρεια), was a Graeco-Roman town of Phrygia Pacatiana.[1] It minted coins bearing the demonym Κερεταπεύς. The coins also show that there was near it a river or fountain Aulindenus. It was a bishopric with Silvanus representing the city at the Council of Ephesus, 431. No longer the seat a residential bishop, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[2][3]

Its site is tentatively located near Kayadibi in Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]


  1. ^ [Le Grand dictionnaire géographique, et critique. Volume 3.(1737) page 387.
  2. ^ David M. Cheney. "Ceretapa (Titular See) [Catholic-Hierarchy]". catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  3. ^ "Titular See of Ceretapa, Turkey".
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 37°29′37″N 29°55′34″E / 37.493664°N 29.926031°E / 37.493664; 29.926031