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Mossyna (Ancient Greek: Μοσσύνα) or Mosyna (Μοσύνα) was a city of the middle Maeander valley in the late Roman province Phrygia Pacatiana II. It is mentioned as a bishopric by Hierocles and other ecclesiastical writers.[1][2][3] It may have been named for the classical Mossynoeci. Or for the Greek word for tower made of wood (Μοσσύν).[3]

Mossyna became a Byzantine bishopric, located between Dionysopolis and Laodikeia, and is included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees.[4]

Its site is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) northeast of Çal, in Denizli Province, Turkey.[5]


  1. ^ Hierocles. Synecdemus. p. 665.
  2. ^ Notitiae Episcopatuum
  3. ^ a b William Mitchell Ramsay (1883). "The Cities and Bishoprics of Phrygia". The Journal of Hellenic Studies. London: Macmillan & Co. 4: 377–379. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  4. '^ 'Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 934
  5. ^ Pleiades

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Orsinus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 38°05′44″N 29°17′55″E / 38.095586°N 29.298552°E / 38.095586; 29.298552