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Moutalaske was a town of ancient Cappadocia, inhabited in Byzantine times.[1] It was the birthplace of both Saint Sabas (439) and Saint Meletios (c. 1035).[2]

Its site is located near Talas, Asiatic Turkey.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 63, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ Johannes Pahlitzsch (2019), "Byzantine Monasticism and the Holy Land: Palestine in Byzantine Hagiography of the 11th and 12th Centuries", in D. Bertaina et al. (eds.), Heirs of the Apostles: Studies on Arabic Christianity in Honor of Sidney H. Griffith (Leiden: Brill), pp. 231–255, at 243–245.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 38°42′25″N 35°24′06″E / 38.706905°N 35.401742°E / 38.706905; 35.401742