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Apamea or Apameia is the name of several Hellenistic cities in western Asia, after Apama, the Sogdian wife of Seleucus I Nicator, several of which are also former bishoprics and Catholic titular see:

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in Asia Minor (Turkey)Edit

  • Apamea (Euphrates), in Osroene, opposite Zeugma on the Euphrates, now flooded by the Birecik Dam
  • Apamea (Phrygia) or Apamea Cibotus, formerly Kibotos, commercial center of Phrygia, near Celaenae, now at Dinar, Afyonkarahisar Province; former bishopric an Latin Catholic titular bishopric
  • Apamea Myrlea or Apamea in Bithynia, formerly Myrlea and Brylleion, in Bithynia, on the Sea of Marmara; currently near Mudanya, Bursa Province; former archdiocese, Latin Catholic titular archbishopric

in IraqEdit

in Iran (Persia)Edit

  • Apamea (Media), in Media, near Laodicea (Nahavand, Iran), precise location unknown
  • Apamea Ragiana, south of the Caspian Gates, in Parthia (later Media)

in SyriaEdit

  • Apamea (Syria), on the Orontes River, northwest of Hama, Syria, a former Roman provincial capital and Metropolitan Archbishopric, now
    • Latin Catholic titular Metropolitan archbishopric
    • Melkite Catholic titular Metropolitan archbishopric
    • Syriac Catholic Catholic titular Metropolitan archbishopric
    • Maronite Catholic titular bishopric

Other meaningsEdit

See alsoEdit