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Pionia (Mysia)

Coordinates: 39°37′34″N 27°34′46″E / 39.626196°N 27.579568°E / 39.626196; 27.579568
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Pionia (Ancient Greek: Πιονία) or Pioniai (Πιονίαι) was a town in the interior of ancient Mysia, on the river Satnioeis, to the northwest of Antandrus, and to the northeast of Gargara.[1] Under the Roman dominion it belonged to the jurisdiction of Adramyttium,[2] and in the ecclesiastical notices it appears as a bishopric of the Hellespontine province.[3] The bishop Aetius represented the city at the Council of Ephesus. No longer the seat of a residential bishop, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[4]

Its site is located near Gömeniç in Asiatic Turkey.[5][6]


  1. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. xiii. p. 610. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 5.32.
  3. ^ Hierocles. Synecdemus. Vol. p. 663.
  4. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
  5. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying. ISBN 978-0-691-03169-9.
  6. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

39°37′34″N 27°34′46″E / 39.626196°N 27.579568°E / 39.626196; 27.579568