Sozopolis, Pisidia

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Sozopolis in Pisidia, which had been called Apollonia during Seleucid times, was a town in the former Roman province of Pisidia, and is not to be confused with the Thracian Sozopolis in Haemimonto in present-day Bulgaria.

Location[edit]

map of country round Sozopolis, Pisidia.

Sozopolis in Pisidia must have been situated in the border region of that province, since some ancient accounts place it in Phrygia.[1] Its site may correspond to present-day Uluborlu in Isparta Province, Turkey.[2] Older sources put it "Souzon, south of Aglasoun".[3]

History[edit]

Sozopolis in Pisidia was the birthplace of Severus of Antioch (born around 456).[4]

The icon of the Theotokos of Pisidian Sozopolis, celebrated by Eastern Orthodox Christians on 3 September, originated in this city.[5]

Fragments of the Res Gestae Divi Augusti in Greek have been found in the area.

Bishopric[edit]

Sozopolis sent its bishop and possibly two other representatives to the Council of Constantinople in 381,[1] and its bishop attended the Council of Ephesus in 431.[6]

The see is included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees.[2]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 38°04′14″N 30°28′24″E / 38.0706°N 30.4732°E / 38.0706; 30.4732