Dulopolis or Doulopolis (Ancient Greek: Δουλόπολις or Δόυλων πόλις[1]) means slaves' city.

Several cities have borne this name:

  • A city of ancient Crete, which was mentioned by Sosicrates in the first book of his work on Crete,[2] and was said to have contained a thousand male citizens.[3] However, modern scholars treat Dulopolis as a false toponym.[4]
  • A city in ancient Libya.[5]
  • One of the ancient names of the modern city of Plovdiv.[5]
  • A city of sacred slaves, in which one man is free. Suda does not give any more information regarding this city.[5]
  • Dulopolis in Caria.


  1. ^ Hesych.
  2. ^ Suda s.v.
  3. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 60, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ a b c del.1423 Suda, § del.1423

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