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Ruins of Iotape
Ruins of Iotape
Ruins of Iotape

Iotape, Iotapa or Jotape (Ancient Greek: Ἰωτάπη[1] or Ἰοτάπη[2]) was a small town of ancient Cilicia, in the district called Selenitis, not far from Selinus.[1][3] It was later assigned to Isauria where it was the seat of a bishop;[4] no longer the seat of a residential bishop, it remains under the name Iotapa in Isauria a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[5] It minted coins dating to the emperors Philip and Valerian.

Its site is located near Aydap İskelesi, in Asiatic Turkey.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b Ptolemy. The Geography. Vol. 5.8.2.
  2. ^ Hierocles. Synecdemus. Vol. p. 709.
  3. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 5.22.
  4. ^ Concil. Chalced. p. 659
  5. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
  6. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 66, 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). "Jotape". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 37°51′27″N 30°20′22″E / 37.85745°N 30.33953°E / 37.85745; 30.33953