Diocaesarea (Isauria)

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Diocaesarea or Diocaesareia or Diokaisareia (Ancient Greek: Διοκαισάρεια) was a Graeco-Roman town located in Cilicia Trachea mentioned by Ptolemy[1] and the ecclesiastical authorities. It was in time assigned to the late Roman province of Isauria. It was a bishopric; no longer the seat a residential bishop, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[2]

Its site is located near Uzuncaburç in Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 5.8.
  2. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 66, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 36°34′52″N 33°55′31″E / 36.581229°N 33.925266°E / 36.581229; 33.925266