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Dalisandus (Isauria)

Coordinates: 36°40′40″N 33°28′48″E / 36.677695°N 33.480075°E / 36.677695; 33.480075
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Dalisandus or Dalisandos (Ancient Greek: Δαλισανδός) was a city of ancient Cappadocia and later of Isauria, near the river Cydnus.[1] It is considered to have been near Sınabiç, 6 km north of Claudiopolis (present-day Mut, Mersin), Turkey.[2][3][4]

Other cities of that name[edit]

Dalisandus in Isauria is distinct from Dalisandus in Pamphylia, and from the Dalisandus in Lycaonia whose site is considered to be at Belören.[2][5]


In 478, Byzantine Emperor Zeno exiled the widowed empress Verina to Dalisandus in Isauria, which was also the birthplace of Leontius, whom Verina, perhaps against her will, crowned as emperor at Tarsus in Cilicia in 484, in the course of an unsuccessful rebellion against Zeno.[2]


The Synecdemus mentions Dalisandus among the cities of Isauria and, when it became a Christian bishopric, it was a suffragan of Seleucia in Isauria, the capital of the Roman province.[6]

Its bishop Marinus was at the First Council of Constantinople in 381. Stephanus did not go to the Council of Chalcedon in 451, but metropolitan bishop Basilius of Seleucia signed the acts on his behalf, and he himself signed the joint letter that the bishops of the province wrote to Emperor Leo I the Thracian in 458 regarding the murder of Proterius of Alexandria. Constantinus was at the Third Council of Constantinople in 680 and Cosmas at the Trullan Council in 692. Another Constantinus was at the Second Council of Nicaea in 787.[7][8][9]

No longer a residential bishopric, Dalisandus in Isauria is listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[3]

Under the name "Dalisandus in Isauria", it is a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church[10]


  1. ^ William Hazlitt, The Classical Gazetteer (Whittaker 1851), p. 131
  2. ^ a b c Akgün, Ümit (7 March 2013). "Sınabiç, Dalisandos Antik Kenti". Yumuktepe.org. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 879
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  5. ^ Hild, Friedrich (October 2006). "Dalisandus". BrillOnline. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  6. ^ Hieroclis Synecdemus et Notitiae Graecae Episcopatuum, Gustav Parthey (editor), (Berlin 1866), p. 40
  7. ^ Michel Lequien, Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus, Paris 1740, Vol. II, coll. 1025-1026
  8. ^ Raymond Janin, v. 1. Dalisandos in Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. XIV, Paris 1960, col. 26
  9. ^ Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, p. 438
  10. ^ Catholic Hierarchy

36°40′40″N 33°28′48″E / 36.677695°N 33.480075°E / 36.677695; 33.480075