Maionia in Lydia
Maionia or Maeonia (Greek: Μαιονία), was a city of the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine era located near the Hermos River, in ancient Lydia. Both Ramsay and Talbert tentatively identified the ancient polis with the modern village of Koula (Turkish for fortress) a village known for its carpet manufacture.
The town is mentioned by mentioned by Pliny the Elder, Hierocles, and in the Notitiae Episcopatuum. Several coins from Maionia exist. In antiquity the city was part of the Katakekaumene Decapolis of towns. Once the seat of a residential bishop, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.
- W. M. Ramsay, The Historical Geography of Asia Minor (Cambridge University Press, 2010) p123.
- Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of Greek and Roman World (Princeton University Press, 2000) p849.
- Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 5.29.30.
- Hierocles. Synecdemus. p. 670.
- Catholic Hierarchy
- Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
- Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
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