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Prostanna (Ancient Greek: Προστανά, romanizedProstaná) was a town of ancient Pisidia or of Lycaonia inhabited during Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine times.[1] It was a bishopric; no longer the seat of a residential bishop, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[2]

Its only mention in Byzantine times is at the First Council of Constantinople in 381, when a bishop Attalos of Prostana was mentioned as being present.[3]: 364 

Its site is located on the south face of Eğirdirsivrisi mountain, 4 km southwest of Eğirdir in Asiatic Turkey. Here, the remains of an almost circular walled acropolis have been identified, with remains of ancient temples and public buildings along with 4 inscriptions. The boundary of Prostanna's territory with nearby Parlais to the north was at Bedre, where a border stone mentioning the two towns was uncovered in 1948.[3]: 364 


  1. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, and directory notes accompanying. ISBN 978-0-691-03169-9.
  2. ^ "Prostanna (Titular See)". Catholic Hierarchy.
  3. ^ a b Belke, Klaus; Mersich, Norbert (1990). Tabula Imperii Byzantini Bd. 7. Phrygien und Pisidien. Wien: Österreichicshe Akademie der Wissenschaften. ISBN 3-7001-1698-5. Retrieved 19 December 2023.

37°52′27″N 30°50′57″E / 37.87414°N 30.84905°E / 37.87414; 30.84905