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Germa (Mysia)

Germa or Germe (Ancient Greek: Γέρμη) or Germae or Germai (Γέρμαι),[1] or Hiera Germa or Hiera Germe (Ἱερά Γέρμη), meaning 'holy Germa', also known as Germa in Hellesponto to distinguish it from several other towns named Germa, was a town of ancient Mysia, situated between the rivers Macestus and Rhyndacus.[2][3] It appears in episcopal notices as a archbishopric.[1] No longer the seat of a residential archbishop, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[4]

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


  1. ^ a b Hierocles. Synecdemus. p. 663, 2.
  2. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 5.2.14.
  3. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  4. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
  5. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
  6. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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