A titular see of Cilicia Prima, suffragan of Tarsus

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.

     Catholic_Encyclopedia Mallus
    A titular see of Cilicia Prima, suffragan of Tarsus. According to legend, Mallus founded by the soothsayers Amphilochus and Mopsus, sons of Apollo. It was situated at the mouth of the Pyramus, on a hill opposite Magarsus which served as its port. It is to-day the place known as Kara Tash, in the vilayet of Adana. The district was called from it, Mallotis. Alexander built a bridge there and exempted the town from paying taxes. It allied itself with Tarsus against Antiochus IV Epiphanies, who had presented both cities to his concubine Antiochis (II Mach., iv, 30, 31). Numerous coins from Mallus have been preserved, and those of the third century bear the inscription Mallus Colonia or Colonia Metropolis Mallus. The city is mentioned by numerous ancient authors, and in the Middle Ages by Arabian, Armenian, and Italian writers. It must have disappeared with the Armenian kingdom of Cilicia. It figures in the various revisals of the Antiochene "Notititae Episcopatuum" as suffragan of Tarsus. Six bishops are recorded. Bematius, present at the Council of Antioch (377); Valentine, at Ephesus (431) and at Tarsus (434); Chrysippus at Chalcedon (451). Le Quien (Oriens Christianus. II, 883) confounds Mallus with another bishopric, Mallus or Malus, situated in Pisidia.
    SMITH, Dict. of Gr. and Rom. Geogr., s. v,; BEURLIER in VIGOUROUX, Dict. de la Bible, s. v. Mallotes; ALISHAN, Sissouan (Venice., 1899), 420 sq.; VAILHE in Echos d'Orient, X (1907). 90, 139, 363.
    Transcribed by Joseph P. Thomas

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.

Catholic encyclopedia.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mallus — or Mallos (Greek: Μαλλός; Eth. Μαλλώτης) was an ancient city of Cilicia Campestris (later Cilicia Prima) lying near the mouth of the Pyramus (now the Ceyhan Nehri) river, in Anatolia. In ancient times, the city was situated at the mouth of the… …   Wikipedia

  • mallus — ● mallus nom masculin (bas latin mallus) Tribunal des Francs Saliens. (Il se tenait en plein air et la justice était rendue par un jury composé de rachimbourgs, ou boni homines, qui furent remplacés, sous Charlemagne, par les scabini [échevins].) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Mallus — ist der lateinische Name von Mallos, einer Stadt ein Name in der Liste römischer Cognomina Mallus (Titularbistum) Siehe auch: Malus Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärun …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mallus — MÁLLUS s.n. (ist.) Adunare a oamenilor liberi la vechii franci. [< fr. mallus]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 25.05.2005. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • MALLUS — mons Indiae intra Gangem, a quo populi vicini Malli. Plin. l. 6. c. 17 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Mallus —  Pour l’article homophone, voir Malus. Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Mallus peut faire référence à : Mallus, un tribunal médiéval, un cognomen (surnom) latin, Mallus, une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mallus — urgent …   Dictionnaire Breton-Français

  • mallus — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mallus (tribunal medieval) — Mallus (tribunal médiéval) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Mallus. Sommaire 1 Etymologie 2 Définition 3 Sources …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mallus publicus — Mallus (tribunal médiéval) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Mallus. Sommaire 1 Etymologie 2 Définition 3 Sources …   Wikipédia en Français

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.