Heraclea Salbace

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Heraclea Salbace (Ancient Greek: Ἡράκλεια Σαλβάκη, romanizedHerakleia Salbake), Heraclea Salbaces (Ἡράκλεια Σαλβάκης - Herakleia Salbakes),[1] Heraclea ad Albanum (Ἡράκλεια πρὸς Ἀλβανῷ - Herakleia pros Albano),[2] or Heraclea Albace (Ἡράκλεια Ἀλβάκη),[3] or simply Heraclea or Herakleia (Ἡράκλεια), also transliterated as Heracleia, was a town of ancient Caria.[4][5]

The place must have Christianised early as an early bishopric is attested. Bishop Polychronius represented the town at the Council of Ephesus. No longer a residential see, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[6]

Its site is located near Vakıf, Asiatic Turkey.[7][1]


  1. ^ a b Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  2. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 5.2.19.
  3. ^ Suda, s.v.; Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 5.29.
  4. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v. Ἡράκλεια.
  5. ^ Strabo. Geographica. xiv. p. 658. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  6. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
  7. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, and directory notes accompanying.

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

Coordinates: 37°37′21″N 28°59′09″E / 37.62259°N 28.98571°E / 37.62259; 28.98571