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Homana, also known as Homona and Homonanda,[1] was a town of ancient Pisidia and later of Isauria and Lycaonia, inhabited in Hellenistic and Roman times.[2] Pliny the Elder puts the town in Pisidia.[3] It appears in the Synecdemus as part of Lycaonia under the name Umanada or Oumanada (Ancient Greek: Οὐμανάδα).[4] It was the capital of the Homanadeis (Ὁμαναδεῖς), who, besides Homana, are said by Tacitus to have possessed 44 forts,[5] a statement opposed to the remarks of Strabo, according to which the Homanades, the most barbarous of all Pisidian tribes, dwelt on the northern slope of the highest mountains without any towns or villages, living only in caves.[6] In the reign of Augustus, the consul Quirinius compelled this little tribe, by famine, to surrender, and distributed 4000 of them as colonists among the neighbouring towns. It became a bishopric; no longer the seat of a residential bishop, it remains, under the name of Homona, a titular see of the Catholic Church.[7]

Its site is located southwest of Lake Trogitis, Asiatic Turkey.[2][8]


  1. ^ Le Quien, Michel (1740). "Dioecesis Asiana". Oriens Christianus (in Latin). Vol. Tomus Primus. Paris: Typographia Regia. pp. 1077–1080. LCCN 24029371.
  2. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, and directory notes accompanying.
  3. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 5.23.
  4. ^ Hierocles. Synecdemus. Vol. p. 675.
  5. ^ comp. Tacitus. Annales. Vol. 3.48.
  6. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. xii. pp. 569, 668, 679. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  7. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
  8. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 37°14′53″N 32°01′40″E / 37.24819°N 32.027899°E / 37.24819; 32.027899