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Saittae (Greek: Σαίτται) was a town in ancient Lydia,[1] located at Sidas Kaleh[2][3] in Modern Turkey.[4][5] The ruins of that town consist of a stadium,[6] tombs and ruins of several temples.[7][8]

LocationEdit

The city lying between the upper reaches of the River Hermus and its tributary the Hyllus,[9] and was part of the Katakekaumene. The city struck coins and was visited by the Emperor Hadrian.[10]

BishopricEdit

Saittae was also the seat of a Byzantine Bishopric. Bishop Limenius signed the Chalcedon Creed[11] while Bishop Amachius[12][13] spoke at the Council of Chalcedon. Although an Islamic area now, Saittae remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Michael Greenhalgh, From the Romans to the Railways: The Fate of Antiquities in Asia Minor (BRILL, 25 Sep. 2013) p5.
  2. ^ The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Volume 8 (Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), 1838) p 142.
  3. ^ William John Hamilton, Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus, and Armenia,: With Some Account of Their Antiquities and Geology [in 1836], Volume 2 (John Murray, 1842) p 145.
  4. ^ Michael Greenhalgh, From the Romans to the Railways: The Fate of Antiquities in Asia Minor(BRILL, 25 Sep. 2013) p 30.
  5. ^ Saittai, Manisa (Provinz).
  6. ^ Michael Greenhalgh, From the Romans to the Railways: The Fate of Antiquities in Asia Minor (BRILL, 25 Sep. 2013) p30.
  7. ^ Saittae at Perseus.tufts.edu.
  8. ^ William John Hamilton, Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus and Armenia, Volume 1 (Georg Olms Verlag, 1984) p144.
  9. ^ The Literary Gazette: A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts (H. Colburn, 1842) p824.
  10. ^ Anthony R Birley, Anthony R. BirleyHadrian: The Restless Emperor (Routledge, 15 Apr. 2013) p168.
  11. ^ Richard Price, Michael Gaddis, The Acts of the Council of Chalcedon, Volume 1 (Liverpool University press, 2005) p336.
  12. ^ Richard Price, Michael Gaddis, The Acts of the Council of Chalcedon, Volume 1 (Liverpool University Press, 2005) p 85.
  13. ^ http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/d2s10.html
  14. ^ http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/d2s10.html