Dometiopolis

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Dometiopolis (Ancient Greek: Δομετιούπολις) was a city of Cilicia Trachea,[1] and in the later Roman province of Isauria[2] in Asia Minor. Its ruins are found in the village of Katranlı, formerly Dindebul.[3]

History[edit]

The city, whose previous name is unknown, was named Dometiopolis (Greek: Δομετιούπολις) after Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 16 BC). According to Constantine Porphyrogenitus it was one of the ten cities of the Isaurian Decapolis.[4][5]

Episcopal see[edit]

The episcopal see of Dometiopolis is mentioned in Gustav Parthey's Notitiæ episcopatuum, I and III, and in Heinrich Gelzer's Nova Tactica, 1618, as a suffragan of Seleucia. Lequien (Oriens Christianus II, 1023) mentions five bishops, from 451 to 879.

It remains a titular see of the Catholic Church,[6] sometimes under the spelling "Domitiopolis".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. Vol. 5.8.
  2. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  3. ^ Richard J. A. Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World: Map-by-map Directory (Princeton University Press 2000 ISBN 978-0-69104945-8), Volume 1, p. 1016
  4. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, De Urbibus, edited by Thomas de Pinedo (1725), p. 242
  5. ^ a b Sophrone Pétridès, "Domitiopolis" in Catholic Encyclopedia (New York 1909)
  6. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 882

Coordinates: 36°45′03″N 32°45′14″E / 36.7508845°N 32.753914°E / 36.7508845; 32.753914