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Amastris (now Amasserah or Samastro)

Titular see of Paphlagonia in Asia Minor

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Amastris (now AMASSERAH Or SAMASTRO), a titular see of Paphlagonia in Asia Minor, on a peninsula jutting into the Black Sea. Its episcopal list dates from the third century (Gams, I, 454). It is mentioned by Homer (Iliad, II, 853), was a flourishing town in the time of Trajan (98-117), and was of some importance until the seventh century of our era.


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