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Diocaesarea (Cappadocia)

Diocaesarea or Diocaesareia or Diokaisareia (Ancient Greek: Διοκαισάρεια) was a Graeco-Roman town located in ancient Cappadocia near Nazianzus. According to Gregorius of Nazianzus, it was a small place. It is mentioned by Ptolemy[1] and by Pliny the Elder.[2]

Its site is located near Til (formerly Kaysar, reflecting the old name) in Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 5.6.
  2. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 6.3.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 63, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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