Jump to content

Tabala (Lydia)

Coordinates: 38°37′11″N 28°48′39″E / 38.61964°N 28.81076°E / 38.61964; 28.81076
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asia minor 400AD

Tabala (Ancient Greek: Τάβαλα), was a Roman and Byzantine town and a Bishopric in ancient Lydia (now Turkey). Tabala was on the Hermus River, and minted its own coins.[1][2] It was probably mentioned by Hierocles under the name of Gabala,[3] which is perhaps only miswritten for Tabala. It is even possible that it may be the town of Tabae or Tabai (Τάβαι), which Stephanus of Byzantium assigns to Lydia.[4]

Its site is located near Burgaz in Asiatic Turkey.[5][6]


A See at Tabala was founded in the Roman era, and remains today a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[7][8] Known Bishops


  1. ^ John Anthony Cramer, A geographical and historical description of Asia Minor, Volume 1 (The University Press, 1832) p454.
  2. ^ W. M. Ramsay, The Historical Geography of Asia Minor p132.
  3. ^ Hierocles. Synecdemus. Vol. p. 670.
  4. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v. Τάβαι.
  5. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying. ISBN 978-0-691-03169-9.
  6. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  7. ^ Joseph Bingham, Origines Ecclesiasticae; Or the Antiquities of the Christian Church and Other Works: In Nine Volumes, Volume 3 (Straker, 1843)
  8. ^ Antoine Augustin Bruzen de La Martinière, Le grand dictionnaire géographique et critique, Volume 6(P. Gosse, 1736) p150.
  9. ^ Richard Price, Michael Gaddis, The Acts of the Council of Chalcedon, Volume 1 (Liverpool University press, 2005) p361].
  10. ^ Annuaire Pontifical Catholique, Year 1932.
  11. ^ Revue des Ordinations Épiscopales, Issue 1928, Number 51.

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

38°37′11″N 28°48′39″E / 38.61964°N 28.81076°E / 38.61964; 28.81076