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Hierapolis (Phrygian Pentapolis)

Coordinates: 38°27′42″N 30°11′52″E / 38.461767°N 30.197699°E / 38.461767; 30.197699
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Hierapolis /ˌhaɪəˈræpəlɪs/ (Ancient Greek: Ιεράπολις Ierapolis) or Hieropolis (Ιερόπολις)[1] was a town of the Phrygian Pentapolis in ancient Phrygia, inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times.[2] Its bishop in the late 2nd century AD was Abercius, the subject of a famous inscription.[3]

Its site is located near Koçhisar in Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]


  1. ^ W. M. Ramsay, The Cities and Bishoprics of Phrygia: Being an Essay of the Local History of Phrygia from the Earliest Times to the Turkish Conquest, Vol. 1, Part II (Clarendon Press, 1897), pp. 679–683.
  2. ^ Hierocles. Synecdemus. Vol. p. 676.
  3. ^ Ken Tully and Pamela D. Johnston (eds.), The Hagiography of Saint Abercius: Introduction, Texts, and Translations (Routledge, 2023), pp. 12–31.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 62, and directory notes accompanying. ISBN 978-0-691-03169-9.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

38°27′42″N 30°11′52″E / 38.461767°N 30.197699°E / 38.461767; 30.197699