Miletopolis

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Hoard of jewellery from a tomb in the vicinity of Miletopolis dating to 175-180 AD, British Museum[1]

Miletopolis (Ancient Greek: Μιλητόπολις) or Miletoupolis (Μιλητούπολις) was a town in the north of ancient Mysia, at the confluence of the rivers Macestus and Rhyndacus, and on the west of the lake which derives its name from the town.[2][3][4] It was a Milesian colony. Strabo mentions that a part of the inhabitants of the town were transferred to Gargara at some indeterminant time.[2]

It was Christianised at an early date and remains a bishopric of the Greek Orthodox Church[5] and a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[6] The current Greek Orthodox Bishop to hold the title of Miletopolis is Bishop Iakovos of Miletopolis who serves as an assistant bishop in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.

Its site is located near Karacabey, Asiatic Turkey.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Museum Collection
  2. ^ a b Strabo. Geographica. xii. p.575, xiv. p. 681. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  4. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 5.32, 5.40.
  5. ^ https://greekworldmedia.com/category/religion/
  6. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
  7. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 52, and directory notes accompanying.
  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). "Miletopolis". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 40°12′35″N 28°21′39″E / 40.2097627°N 28.3608046°E / 40.2097627; 28.3608046