Flaviopolis (Cilicia)

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Flaviopolis (Ancient Greek: Φλαβιόπολις or Φλαοϋιόπολις), or Phlaouiopolis, or Flavias, was a town of ancient Cilicia. Respecting its history scarcely anything is known, and it cannot be ascertained whether it owed its name to the emperor Vespasian, or to some member of the family of Constantine.[1] In later times it was the see of a Christian bishop.

Its site is located near Kadirli in Asiatic Turkey.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 5.8.6.
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 67, and directory notes accompanying.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 37°21′59″N 36°06′06″E / 37.3664785°N 36.1015675°E / 37.3664785; 36.1015675