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Dometiopolis

Dometiopolis (Ancient Greek: Δομετιούπολις) was a city of Cilicia Trachea,[1] and in the later Roman province of Isauria[2] in Asia Minor. Its ruins are found in the village of Katranlı, formerly Dindebul.[3]

History

The city, whose previous name is unknown, was named Dometiopolis (Greek: Δομετιούπολις) after Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 16 BC). According to Constantine Porphyrogenitus it was one of the ten cities of the Isaurian Decapolis.[4][5]

Episcopal see

Dometiopolis became an episcopal see and is now a titular see of the Catholic Church.[6]

The see figures in Gustav Parthey's Notitiæ episcopatuum, I and III, and in Heinrich Gelzer's Nova Tactica, 1618, as a suffragan of Seleucia. Lequien (Oriens Christianus II, 1023) mentions five bishops, from 451 to 879.

The spelling "Domitiopolis" has sometimes been used for the titular see, as in the 1909 Catholic Encyclopedia.[5]

References

  1. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 5.8.
  2. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  3. ^ Richard J. A. Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World: Map-by-map Directory (Princeton University Press 2000 ISBN 978-0-69104945-8), Volume 1, p. 1016
  4. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, De Urbibus, edited by Thomas de Pinedo (1725), p. 242
  5. ^ a b Sophrone Pétridès, "Domitiopolis" in Catholic Encyclopedia (New York 1909)
  6. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 882