Miletopolis

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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.[1][2][3] It was a Milesian colony. Strabo mentions that a part of the inhabitants of the town were transferred to Gargara at some indeterminant time.[1]

It was Christianised at an early date and remains a bishopric of the Greek Orthodox Church[4] and a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[5]

Its site is located near Karacabey, Asiatic Turkey.[6][7]

References[edit]

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