Tiberiopolis

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Tiberiopolis
Tiberiopolis is located in Turkey
Tiberiopolis
Shown within Turkey
Coordinates 37°54′N 31°55′E / 37.900°N 31.917°E / 37.900; 31.917


Tiberiopolis (sometimes in sources, Tiberiapolis, and Pappa-Tiberiopolis)[1][2] was a town in the Roman province of Phrygia Pacatiana, mentioned by Ptolemy,[3] Socrates of Constantinople[4] and Hierocles.[5]

It struck its own coins at least from the time of Trajan.

Roman Sarcophagus (2nd C AD)

It was situated at the modern village of Yunuslar, Beyşehir district, in Konya Province, Turkey.[2] At Tiberiopolis the famous Roman sarcophagus showing the Twelve Labours of Hercules now displayed at the Konya Archaeological Museum was recovered.[2]

It must have been Christianised at an early date. Nicephorus, a presbyter at Tiberiopolis was martyred in 361 or 362, and later cannonised.[6] His feast is celebrated on 28 November.[6]

Bishopric[edit]

The bishopric of Tiberiopolis appears in the oldest Greek Notitiae episcopatuum among the suffragans of Laodicea in Phrygia, capital and metropolitan see of the late Roman province of Phrygia Pacatiana, but in the 8th century it was attached to Hierapolis in Phrygia, capital and metropolitan see of Phrygia Pacatiana Secunda, and as such appears in the Notitiae episcopatuum of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople until the 13th century, when the area was overrun by the Seljuk Turks.

Bishops[edit]

Le Quien[7] mentions five of its bishops known by their presence at councils:

Roman Catholic titular see[edit]

Tiberiopolis remains a titular see in the Roman Catholic Church.[8] Titular bishops have been:[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Map 65.
  2. ^ a b c [1]
  3. ^ V, 2, 25.
  4. ^ Hist. eccl., VII, 46.
  5. ^ Synecdemus, 668, 9.
  6. ^ a b "St. Nicephorus, Presbyter, at Tiberiopolis - Catholic Online". www.catholic.org. Retrieved 2016-08-14. 
  7. ^ Oriens christianus, I, 797.
  8. ^ a b Catholic Hierarchy

References[edit]

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