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Ciscissus or Kiskisos was a town and bishopric of ancient Cappadocia. In Roman and Byzantine times the town's name was sometimes shortened to Cissus and belonged to the Roman province of Cappadocia Prima. It became a Christian bishopric, a suffragan of the metropolitan see of Caesarea in Cappadocia, the capital of the province. The names of two of its bishops are known from extant contemporary documents: Plato was at the Trullan Council of 692, and Soterichus at the Second Council of Nicaea in 787.[1][2][3] No longer a residential bishopric, Ciscissus is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[4]

Its site is located near Yaylacık, Asiatic Turkey.[5][6]


  1. ^ Michel Lequien, Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus, Paris 1740, Vol. I, coll. 393-394
  2. ^ Raymond Janin, v. Ciscissus, in Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. XII, Paris 1953, col. 845
  3. ^ Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, p. 440
  4. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 870
  5. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 64, and directory notes accompanying.
  6. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 38°09′14″N 35°47′13″E / 38.15395°N 35.786827°E / 38.15395; 35.786827