Cidyessus or Kidyessos (Ancient Greek: Κιδύησσος) was a city of some importance, west of Ammonia in west-central ancient Phrygia, in the territory of the Setchanli Ova, or Mouse Plain; this large and fertile valley projects far into Phrygia Salutaris, but the city was in Phrygia Pacatiana.[1]

The old native name may have been Kydessos, though it is Kidyessos on its coins.[1] Modern scholars place its site near modern Çayhisar, Sinanpaşa district, Afyonkarahisar Province.[2][3]


Three ancient bishops of the see of Cidyessus are mentioned in extant contemporary documents: Heraclius participated in the Council of Chalcedon in 451; Andreas in the Second Council of Nicaea in 787; and Thomas in the Photian Council of Constantinople (879).[4][5]

The see is mentioned in Notitiæ episcopatuum, until the 12th or 13th centuries, as a suffragan of Laodicea, the capital of Phrygia Pacatiana.

No longer a residential bishopric, Cidyessus is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b Sophrone Pétridès, "Cidyessus" in Catholic Encyclopedia (New York 1908)
  2. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 62, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Michel Lequien, Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus, Paris 1740, Vol. I, coll. 801-802
  5. ^ Raymond Janin, v. Cidyessus, in Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. XII, Paris 1953, col. 828
  6. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 869

Coordinates: 38°44′35″N 30°11′27″E / 38.74297°N 30.1908445°E

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