Sites & cities that bear the name of Dioclea


Today in : Turkey
First trace of activity : ca. 2nd century C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 5th century C.E
Recorded names : Διοκλεία, Dioclia, Diocleia, Diokleia, Dokella, Diocletian

Description : Dioclea, Dioclia, Diocleia, or Diokleia (Ancient Greek: Διοκλεία) was a town of ancient Phrygia, inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times. In Hellenic times it had a mint, under its king Elagabalus. It was the see of a Christian bishop. Lequien, names only two known bishops of the town. Constantius (fl 431 - 451) and Evander No longer the seat of a residential bishop, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church as well as the Eastern Orthodox Church (for which it is now a metropolitan titular see, with Kallistos Ware as its metropolitan). Its site is located near Yeşilhisar in Asiatic Turkey.

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