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Claneus or Klaneos or Klaneous (Ancient Greek: Κλάνεος[1] or Κλανεοῦς[2]) was an ancient city and bishopric in Asia Minor.

Its site is tentatively located near Turgut [tr], Yunak, Turkey.[3][4]

Claneus was in the Roman province of either Phrygia Salutaris or Galatia Secunda.

Ecclesiastical history[edit]

Claneus became a suffragan bishopric of the Metropolitan of Pessinus, in Galatia Salutaris (erected 398). When Amorium, its former fellow suffragan of Pessinus, became a Metropolitan see in the ninth century, Claneus became its suffragan.

Two of its bishops are historically recorded :

Titular see[edit]

The diocese was nominally restored in 1933 as Latin Titular bishopric of Claneus (Latin) / Claneo (Curiate Italian) / Clanien(sis) (Latin adjective).

It has been vacant for decades, and has had only these incumbents, of episcopal (lowest) rank :


  1. ^ Hierocles. Synecdemus. Vol. p. 697.
  2. ^ thus in some of the Notitiae Episcopatuum
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 62, and directory notes accompanying. ISBN 978-0-691-03169-9.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  5. ^ Darrouzès Jean, Listes épiscopales du concile de Nicée (787), in Revue des études byzantines, 33 (1975), p. 44.

Sources and external links[edit]

  • Heinrich Gelzer, Ungedruckte und ungenügend veröffentlichte Texte der Notitiae episcopatuum, in: Abhandlungen der philosophisch-historische classe der Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1901, p. 539, nº 247
  • Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, p. 441
  • Michel Lequien, Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus, Paris 1740, vol; I, coll. 491-492
  • Raymond Janin, lemma 'Claneus', in Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. XII, Paris 1953, col. 1061

38°37′24″N 31°50′06″E / 38.623418°N 31.834923°E / 38.623418; 31.834923