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.


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]


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.


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]


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