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Sozopolis, Pisidia

Sozopolis in Pisidia, which had been called Apollonia during Seleucid times, was a town in the late Roman province of Pisidia, and is not to be confused with the Thracian Sozopolis in Haemimonto in present-day Bulgaria.


Sozopolis in Pisidia must have been situated in the border region of that province, since some ancient accounts place it in Phrygia.[1] Its site may correspond to present-day Uluborlu in Isparta Province, Turkey.[2] Older sources put it "Souzon, south of Aglasoun".[3]


Sozopolis in Pisidia was the birthplace of Severus of Antioch (born around 456).[4]

The icon of the Theotokos of Pisidian Sozopolis, celebrated by Eastern Orthodox Christians on 3 September, originated in this city.[5]

Fragments of the Res Gestae Divi Augusti in Greek have been found in the area.


Sozopolis sent its bishop and possibly two other representatives to the Council of Constantinople in 381,[1] and its bishop attended the Council of Ephesus in 431.[6]

The see is included in the Catholic Church's list pf titular sees.[2]


  1. ^ a b (University of California Press 1995 ISBH 978-0-52091408-7), p. 289The Hellenistic Settlements in Europe, the Islands, and Asia MinorGetzel M. Cohen,
  2. ^ a b Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 975
  3. ^ , note to Letter CCLXVI of Saint Basil (to the Sozopolitans)Basil the Great: Letters and Select WorksPhilip Schaff (editor),
  4. ^ (Routledge 2004 ISBN 978-1-13456780-5)Severus of AntiochPauline Allen, C.T.R Hayward,
  5. ^ September 3 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  6. ^ (New York 1911)Catholic EncyclopediaJohn Chapman, "Monophysites and Monophysitism" in
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