Satala in Lydia

Satala (Ancient Greek: Σάταλα) or Satala in Lydia was a Roman era city[1][2] and Bishopric[3] in ancient Lydia.

Asia minor 400AD


Its site is located near Adala in Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]

Pagan ReligionEdit

The city worshiped the typical mother and son pantheon found throughout Anatolia, and although a temple was built it did not mint coint as the town was only a village. It was part of a decapolis called the Katakekaumene, and May have been its religious center.


The city was also a see in the province of Lydia, and remains a vacant and titular see to this day.[6] It is in the province of Sardis.

Known Bishops

Today Satala Lidia survives as titular bishop of the Roman Catholic Church but the seat is vacant since 22 October 1819 .

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ W. M. Ramsay, The Historical Geography of Asia Minor.(Cambridge University Press, 2010) p131.
  2. ^ Joseph Bingham, The Antiquities of the Christian Church, 2 Volumes (1848)p400.
  3. ^ Satala at Catholic
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  6. ^ "Satala in Lydia (Titular See) [Catholic-Hierarchy]".
  7. ^ Richard Price, Michael Gaddis, The Acts of the Council of Chalcedon, Volume 1 (Liverpool University Press, 2005) p91.
  8. ^ Philostorgius, in Photius, Epitome of the Ecclesiastical History of Philostorgius, book 5, chapter 1.
  9. ^ Socrates of Constantinople, Church History, book 2, chapter 42.
  10. ^ Beschreibung auf (englisch)
  11. ^ "Apostolische Nachfolge – Titularsitze". Archived from the original on 2019-01-19. Retrieved 2016-10-07.
  12. ^ Eintrag auf

Coordinates: 38°34′43″N 28°16′09″E / 38.57855°N 28.2693°E / 38.57855; 28.2693