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Archbishopric of Leontopolis / Isaura

Archbishopric of Leontopolis / Isaura - to be assigned Λεοντοπόλεως / Ισαύρων Αρχιεπισκοπή - to be assigned


Banditry in Western Anatolia

Banditry in Western Anatolia (1/3/2006 v.1) Ληστεία στη δυτική Μικρά Ασία - has not been published yet

Banditry in western Anatolia resulted from the interaction among several factors within Ottoman society and economy. Particularly important in this context were the various institutional reforms, the relationships between state and society, and the integration of the Empire into the world economy.



Baths in Asia Minor (Byzantium)

Baths in Asia Minor (Byzantium)  - to be assigned Λουτρά στη Βυζαντινή Μ. Ασία - has not been published yet


Bishopric of Lagina

Bishopric of Lagina  - to be assigned Λαγίνων Επισκοπή - to be assigned


Bishopric of Lampsakos

Bishopric of Lampsakos  - to be assigned Λαμψάκου Επισκοπή - to be assigned


Bishopric of Lebedos

Bishopric of Lebedos (17/2/2006 v.1) Λεβέδου Επισκοπή (14/10/2005 v.1)

During the Byzantine period Lebedos, a city on the west coast of Asia Minor, to the northwest of Ephesus, was a bishopric see in the province of Asia, subjected to the metropolis of Ephesus.



Cult of the Hellenistic Rulers in Asia Minor

Cult of the Hellenistic Rulers in Asia Minor (1/3/2007 v.1) Λατρεία Ελληνιστικών Ηγεμόνων στη Μ. Ασία (1/3/2007 v.1)

Alexander the Great introduced the attribution of cult-type honours to the ruler. From the beginning of the 3rd century BC onwards this practice was adopted by the monarchs and successors of Alexander, who were honoured in a god-like manner, with sacrifices, altars, statues, temples, priests, processions, festivals, epithets, etc. The cult was organized on two levels. On the city level, the cult was established through a decree as a token of thanksgiving for the benefactions of the ruler....



Diocese of Laodicea (Ottoman period)

Diocese of Laodicea (Ottoman period) (9/2/2006 v.1) Λαοδικείας Μητρόπολις (Οθωμανική περίοδος) (14/10/2005 v.1)

Old ecclesiastic province with Laodikeia as capital. Its flock gradually diminished until the diocese was limited to the Christian populations of very few settlements. The diocese survived until the end of the 16th or the beginning of the 17th century.



Famine in Antioch, 362/363

Famine in Antioch, 362/363 (17/2/2006 v.1) Λιμός στην Αντιόχεια, 362/363 (14/10/2005 v.1)

The presence of a large expeditionary corps under emperor Julian I in Antioch, combined with the bad weather conditions in the area, caused a long alimentary crisis in the city during the years 362-363. The famine continued to affect the city even after the departure of the emperor. When exactly it ended is uncertain, and there is no information on the victims that it caused, in all probability.



Famine in Antioch, 384-385

Famine in Antioch, 384-385  (17/2/2006 v.1) Λιμός στην Αντιόχεια, 384-385 (14/10/2005 v.1)

A famine which was caused by climatic changes and afflicted Antioch and Coele-Syria for approximately one year, from 384 until 385. During the same period an unidentified epidemic afflicted the city, which decimated a large number of the already exhausted by the famine inhabitants.