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Polybotus or Polybotos (Greek: Πολύβοτος) was a city in the Roman province of Phrygia Salutaris. Its site is located 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Bolvadin in Asiatic Turkey.[1][2]


This town is mentioned in the 6th century by Hierocles in his Synecdemus.[3] It is also prominent in the Alexiad, and the campaigns of Alexios I Komnenos against the Seljuk Turks.

Ecclesiastical history[edit]

The city's bishop was a suffragan of Synnada until the 9th century, when it became a suffragan of Amorium, which had become a metropolitan see.

Le Quien mentions two bishops:[4]

At the Second Council of Nicaea (787), the see was represented by the priest Gregory.

The earliest Greek Notitia Episcopatuum of the 7th century places the see among the suffragans of Synnada. But from the 9th century until its disappearance as a residential see, it was a suffragan of Amorium.[5]

The bishopric is included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees.[6]


  1. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 62, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  3. ^ Hierocles. Synecdemus. Vol. 677, 10.
  4. ^ Michel Lequien. Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus. Parigi 1740, Tomus I, coll. 841-844.
  5. ^ See the "Basilii Notitia" in Heinrich Gelzer (1890). Georgii Cyprii descriptio orbis romani. Leipzig. p. 26.
  6. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013. Libreria Editrice Vaticana. 2013. p. 954. ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1.

Coordinates: 38°42′46″N 31°02′55″E / 38.712642°N 31.048534°E / 38.712642; 31.048534