Lysias, Phrygia

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Lysias was a city and episcopal see in the Roman province of Phrygia Salutaris I and is now a titular see.[1]


The city of Lysias is mentioned by Strabo, XII, 576, Pliny, V, 29, Ptolemy, V, 2, 23, Hierocles, and the Notitiae Episcopatuum.[2] It was probably founded by Antiochus III the Great about 200 BC.[2]

Some of its coins are still extant.[3]

Lequien (Oriens christianus, I, 845) names three bishops of Lysias, suffragans of Synnada:

  • Theagenes, present at the Council of Sardica, 344
  • Philip, at Chalcedon 451
  • Constantine, at Constantinople, 879[2]


Ruins of Lysias exist between the villages of Oinan and Aresli in the plain of Oinan, a little northeast of Lake Eğirdir.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 918
  2. ^ a b c d Sophrone Pétridès, "Lysias" in Catholic Encyclopedia (New York 1910)
  3. ^ Phrygia