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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, which remains a Latin Catholic titular see.

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


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

It became a suffragan bishopric of the Metropolitan of Pessinus, in Galatia Salutaris (erected 398).

Two of its bishops are historically recorded :

When Amorium, its former fellow suffragan of Pessinus, became a Metropolitan see in the ninth century, Claneus became its suffragan. They remained within in the sway of the Patriarchate of Constantinople until their suppression after the Turkish conquerors installed Islam instead.

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 is vacant since decades, has had only these incumbents, of the fitting Episcopal (lowest) rank :


  1. ^ Hierocles. Synecdemus. 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.
  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

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