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Trapezopolis (Ancient Greek: Τραπεζόπολις) or Trapezoupolis (Τραπεζούπολις) was a city of ancient Caria, and later in the late Roman province of Phrygia Pacatiana Prima.


At an earlier stage, Trapezopolis was part of Caria, as reported by Ptolemy[1] and Pliny the Elder, but by the time of Socrates of Constantinople, Hierocles and the various Notitiae Episcopatuum it belonged to Phrygia Pacatiana.[2]

Its site is located near Boli in Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]

Episcopal seat[edit]

The bishopric of Trapezopolis was a suffragan of Laodicea, the capital and metropolitan seat of the province of Phrygia Pacatiana Prima. It is mentioned as a residential see until the 13th century and is now included in the Catholic Church's list of titular seats.[5]

Le Quien names six bishops of Trapezopolis:[6]


  1. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. Vol. 2.2.18.
  2. ^ Sophrone Pétridès, "Trapezopolis" in Catholic Encyclopedia (New York 1912)
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  5. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 995
  6. ^ Le Quien, Michel (1740). Oriens Christianus, in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus: quo exhibentur ecclesiæ, patriarchæ, cæterique præsules totius Orientis. Tomus primus: tres magnas complectens diœceses Ponti, Asiæ & Thraciæ, Patriarchatui Constantinopolitano subjectas (in Latin). Paris: Ex Typographia Regia. cols. 809-810. OCLC 955922585.

Coordinates: 37°51′21″N 28°55′56″E / 37.855907°N 28.932259°E / 37.855907; 28.932259

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