Metropolis (southern Phrygia)

Metropolis (Ancient Greek: Μητρόπολις) was an ancient town in the southern part of Phrygia, belonging to the conventus of Apamea.[1] That this town is different from the more northerly town of the name in northern Phrygia, is quite evident, even independently of the fact that Stephanus of Byzantium mentions two towns of the name of Metropolis in Phrygia, and that Hierocles.[2] and the Notitiae speak of a town of this name in two different provinces of Phrygia.[3][4]

Modern scholars locate its site near Tatarlı, Afyonkarahisar Province, Asian Turkey.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ Plin., Natural History, 5.29.
  2. ^ Hierocles, Synecdemus, p. 673.
  3. ^ Strabo, Geography, XII, viii, 13; XIV, il, 29.
  4. ^ Livy, History of Rome, 38.15.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  6. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 62, and directory notes accompanying.

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

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