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Attalea or Attaleia ( Ancient Greek: Ἀττάλεια) was a Roman city of ancient Lydia, former diocese and is presently a Latin Catholic titular bishopric.

Its modern location is Yanantepe in Asian Turkey.

History

Attalea was originally named Agroeira or Alloeira. [1] Attalea was important enough in the Roman province of Lydia to become a suffragan diocese of its capital Sardes's Metropolitan Archbishopric, and to mint coins. [2] Yet it was to fade.

Titular see

The diocese was nominally (re?)restored in 1933.

It is vacant, having had a single incumbent of the lowest (episcopal) rank :

  • Carlo Maria Giuseppe de Fornari (1730.12.11 – ?), as emeritate; formerly Bishop of Aléria (1713.01.30 – 1715.02.20), Bishop of Albenga (Italy) (1715.02.20 – 1730.12.11)

See also

References

  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v. Ἀττάλεια.
  2. ^ http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/lydia/attaleia/i.html

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

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