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Apameia

Titular metropolitan see of Syria

Apameia, a titular metropolitan see of Syria, in the valley of the Orontes, whose episcopal list dates from the first century (Gams, 446, 451). It was still a flourishing place in the time of the Crusades, and was known to the Arabs as Famieh. Vast ruins of a very ornamental character abound in the vicinity. For another Apameia (in Phrygia) known as Apameia Cibotos (the Ark) see “Bulletin Critique” (Paris, 1890), XI, 296-297. There was still another see of the same name in Bithynia, whose episcopal list is known since the fourth century (Gams, 443).


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