Miletopolis (Ancient Greek: Μιλητόπολις) or Miletoupolis (Μιλητούπολις) was a town in the north of ancient Mysia, at the confluence of the rivers Macestus and Rhyndacus, and on the west of the lake which derives its name from the town.[1][2][3] It was a Milesian colony. Strabo mentions that a part of the inhabitants of the town were transferred to Gargara at some indeterminant time.[1]

It was Christianised at an early date and remains a bishopric of the Greek Orthodox Church[4] and a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[5]

Its site is located near Karacabey, Asiatic Turkey.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b Strabo. Geographica. xii. p.575, xiv. p. 681. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  3. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 5.32, 5.40.
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  5. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
  6. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 52, and directory notes accompanying.
  7. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 40°12′35″N 28°21′39″E / 40.2097627°N 28.3608046°E

Ambrose Moriarty

Ambrose James Moriarty (9 August 1870 – 3 June 1949) was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the Bishop of Shrewsbury from 1934 to 1949. Samuel Webster Allen, his predecessor as fourth bishop, was his uncle.Born at 38 Mottram Street, Stockport, Cheshire on 9 August 1870, and educated at Cotton College, Oscott, and the English College, Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood on 10 March 1894 and same year came to Shrewsbury to assist his uncle, then a canon at the cathedral there, serving as curate until 1897. He subsequently served the cathedral as priest-in-charge from 1897 to 1932, also as Canon Theologian from 1910, Vicar General from 1925 and Provost to the cathedral chapter from 1927.In Shrewsbury public life he was a member of the Shrewsbury Schools Board from 1898, and later Vice-Chairman of the Shrewsbury Education Committee which superseded the board in 1902. He was until his death member of the Shrewsbury Free Library Committee and the council of the Shropshire Archaeological Society.He was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Shrewsbury and Titular Bishop of Miletopolis on 18 December 1931. His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 28 January 1932, the principal consecrator was Thomas Leighton Williams, Archbishop of Birmingham, and the principal co-consecrators were John Patrick Barrett, Bishop of Plymouth and Hugh Singleton, Bishop of Shrewsbury. Moriaty succeeded as the Bishop of Shrewsbury on 17 December 1934. He was made assistant to the Pontifical Throne in 1944, the year of his golden jubilee in priesthood, when he was presented with a cheque for £3,450 from the clergy and laity of his diocese, which he donated for the funding of training priests from the diocese at the English College.He died in office at his official residence, The Council House in Shrewsbury on 3 June 1949, aged 78, and was buried in the grave of his uncle in Shrewsbury General Cemetery in Longden Road following a pontifical Requiem Mass at Shrewsbury Cathedral.


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Cyaneae (Ancient Greek: Κυανέαι; also spelt Kyaneai or Cyanae) was a town of ancient Lycia, or perhaps three towns known collectively by the name, on what is now the southern coast of Turkey. William Martin Leake says that its remains were discovered west of Andriaca. The place, which is at the head of Port Tristomo, was determined by an inscription. Leake observes that in some copies of Pliny it is written Cyane; in Hierocles and the Notitiae Episcopatuum it is Cyaneae. To Spratt and Forbes, Cyaneae appeared to be a city ranking in importance with Phellus and Candyba, but in a better state of preservation. No longer a residential bishopric, Cyanae is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.


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The site of Cyzicus, located on the Erdek and Bandırma roads, is protected by Turkey's Ministry of Culture.


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Karacabey is an industrial area as well as an agricultural one. It is known as the plantation area of a special variety of onions. There are many famous food factories around Karacabey such as Nestle and many varieties of vegetables and fruits are planted in Karacabey. There is a nearby lake called Uluabat. The Marmara Sea is 32 km to the north.

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Macestus Bridge

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Miletouteichos (Ancient Greek: Μιλητουτεῖχος) was a Greek town located near the coast of the Propontis in ancient Mysia. It is mentioned in the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia: in the year 395 BCE, the troops of Agesilaus II, king of Sparta, departing from Cius, attacked Miletouteichos, but they could not take it and they retired, marching next by the Rhyndacus river to Dascylium.Scholars have debated the name. The toponym also appears in an inscription where a theorodokos is mentioned in Miletouteichos around 330 BCE. It may be that the place-name appears in an Athenian decree of the year 410/09 BCE. Some scholars have identified Miletouteichos with Miletopolis, but others contend that they are two different cities. Another possibility that has been suggested is to identify it with the city of Apollonia ad Rhyndacum. It has been suggested as possible site of Miletouteichos is northwest of Lake Apolloniatis, in the current Uluabat, Asiatic Turkey.

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Üçayaklı ruins

The Üçayaklı ruins are in Mersin Province, Turkey.

Black Sea
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