Germa (Mysia)

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Germa or Germe (Ancient Greek: Γέρμη) or Germae or Germai (Γέρμαι),[1] or Hiera Germa or Hiera Germe (Ἱερά Γέρμη), meaning 'holy Germa', also known as Germa in Hellesponto to distinguish it from several other towns named Germa, was a town of ancient Mysia, situated between the rivers Macestus and Rhyndacus.[2][3] It appears in episcopal notices as an archbishopric.[1] and was represented at the Council of Ephesus and Calcedon[4] by the towns bishop. No longer the seat of a residential archbishop, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[5]

Its site is located near Karaçam in Savaştepe, Asiatic Turkey.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b Hierocles. Synecdemus. Vol. p. 663, 2.
  2. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. Vol. 5.2.14.
  3. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  4. ^ Richard Price, Michael Gaddis, The Acts of the Council of Chalcedon, Volume 1 (University of Liverpool 2005) page 230.
  5. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
  6. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
  7. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 39°22′07″N 27°41′26″E / 39.36872°N 27.690683°E / 39.36872; 27.690683