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Poemanenum or Poimanenon (Ancient Greek: Ποιμάνινον)[1] was a Greek town of ancient Mysia, south of Cyzicus and on the southwest of Lake Aphnitis. It belonged to the territory of Cyzicus was well fortified, and possessed a celebrated temple of Asclepius. Other writers call the town Poemanenus or Poimanenos (Ποιμανηνός)[2] or Poemanentus or Poimanentos (Ποιμάνεντος).[3] Its inhabitants are called Poemaneni (Ποιμανηνοί)[4] According to the Notitiae Episcopatuum, it became a bishopric. No longer a residential see, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[5] Nearby was fought the Battle of Poemanenum in 1223 or 1224.

Its site is located near Alexa in Asiatic Turkey.[6][7]


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  2. ^ so in Niketas Choniates
  3. ^ Hierocles. Synecdemus. Vol. p. 662.
  4. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 5.32.
  5. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
  6. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 52, and directory notes accompanying.
  7. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 40°04′44″N 27°53′32″E / 40.07897°N 27.892299°E / 40.07897; 27.892299