Tripolis (Phrygia)


Tripolis (Phrygia)

Tripolis (Greek: Τρίπολις, "Eth." Τριπολίτης) – also Neapolis, Apollonia, and Antoninopolis – was an ancient city of Phrygia (also attributed to Caria and Lydia, on the northern bank of the upper course of the Maeander, and on the road leading from Sardes by Philadelphia to Laodicea ad Lycum. (It. Ant. p. 336; Tab. Peut.) It was situated 20 km to the northwest of Hierapolis, and is not mentioned by any writer before the time of Pliny (v. 30), who treats it as a Lydian town, and says that it was washed by the Maeander. Ptolemy (v. 2. § 18) and Stephanus of Byzantium describe it as a Carian town, and the latter (s. v.) adds that in his time it was called Neapolis. Hierocles (p. 669) likewise calls it a Lydian town. Pliny also states that Apollonia was an alternate name for the city. The city minted coins in antiquity which bore the head of Leto.

Ruins of it still exist near Yenicekent (formerly Yeniji or Kash Yeniji), Denizli Province, Turkey. (Arundell, "Seven Churches", p. 245; Hamilton, "Researches", i. p. 525; Fellows, "Asia Minor", p. 287.) The ruins mostly date from the Roman and Byzantine periods and include a theater, baths, city walls, and a necropolis.

It remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church, "Tripolitanus in Lydia"; the seat is now vacant. [http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/d3t86.html]

References

*SmithDGRG

External links

* [http://www.kulturturizm.gov.tr/portal/arkeoloji_en.asp?belgeno=2719 "Tripolis" at the Turkish Ministry of Culture]
* [http://www.ancientlibrary.com/gazetteer/0358.html Hazlitt, Classical Gazetteer, "Tripolis"]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lycus (river of Phrygia) — Lycus or Lykos ( el. Λύκος) was the name of a river in ancient Phrygia, a tributary of the Maeander, which it joins a few km south of Tripolis. It had its sources in the eastern parts of Mount Cadmus (Strabo xii. p. 578), not far from those of… …   Wikipedia

  • Tripoli (disambiguation) — Tripoli is the capital of Libya.Tripoli or Tripolis may also refer to:Other cities: *Tripoli, Lebanon *Tripoli, Greece, the capital of Arcadia Prefecture, Greece *Tripolis (Pontus) or Tirebolu, a city in Turkey *Tripolis (Thessaly), an ancient… …   Wikipedia

  • Denizli Province — Denizli ili   Province of Turkey   Location of Denizli Province in Turkey …   Wikipedia

  • List of archaeological sites sorted by country — This is a list of notable archaeological sites sorted by country. For one sorted by continent and time period, see the list of archaeological sites sorted by continent and age.Afghanistan*Buddhas of Bamyan *Haji Piyada mosque in… …   Wikipedia

  • Yenicekent — Infobox Settlement settlement type = subdivision type = Country subdivision name = TUR timezone=EET utc offset=+2 map caption =Location of PAGENAME within Turkey. timezone DST=EEST utc offset DST=+3official name = Yenicekent image caption = Ruins …   Wikipedia

  • Liste der Titularbistümer — Diese Liste der Titularbistümer der römisch katholischen Kirche listet in alphabetischer Reihenfolge alle erloschenen Bistümer und Erzbistümer (EB), denen dem Titel nach ein Titularbischof vorsteht. Inhaltsverzeichnis A B C D E F G H I J K L M N… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • List of titular sees — This is an incomplete list of titular sees of the Roman Catholic Church. There are over 2,000 titular sees. A*Abaradira *Abari *Abbir Germaniciana *Abbir Maius *Abdera *Abercornia *Abernethia *Abidda *Abila in Palaestina *Abila Lysaniae *Abitinae …   Wikipedia

  • Lydia — This article is about the ancient kingdom in Anatolia. For other uses, see Lydia (disambiguation). Lydia (Λυδία) Ancient Region of Anatolia Byzantine shops at Sardis …   Wikipedia

  • Триполис (Турция) — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. Триполис …   Википедия

  • Hierapolis — For the Syrian city called Hierapolis Bambyce, see Manbij. Infobox World Heritage Site WHS = Hierapolis Pamukkale State Party = TUR Type = Mixed Criteria = iii, iv, vii ID = 485 Region = Europe and North America Year = 1988 Session = 12th Link =… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.