Philadelphia (Cilicia)

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Philadelphia or Philadelpheia (Ancient Greek: Φιλαδέλφεια), was a town of ancient Cilicia, and later of Isauria. It was located in the interior of Cilicia Aspera, on the river Calycadnus, above Aphrodisias.[1][2] It became an episcopal see; no longer the site of a residential bishop, it remains under the name Philadelphia Minor, a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[3]

Its site is tentatively located near İmşi Ören in Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]


  1. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 5.8.5.
  2. ^ Hierocles. Synecdemus. p. 710.
  3. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 67, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 36°37′22″N 33°01′30″E / 36.622766°N 33.0250915°E / 36.622766; 33.0250915