Bergule

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Bergule or Bergula or Bergoule (Ancient Greek: Βεργούλη), also Bergulium or Bergoulion (Βεργούλιον), also called Bergulae or Virgulae, was a town in ancient Thrace, which was in later times called Arcadiopolis, Arcadiupolis, or Arkadioupolis (Ἀρκαδιούπολις).[1] It was noted by Ptolemy,[2] and inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times.[3] Under the name Arcadiopolis in Europa it was the seat of a bishop; no longer a residential see, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[4]

Its site is located near Lüleburgaz in European Turkey.[3][5]

References

  1. ^ Geogr. Rav. 4.6; Itin. Hier. p. 569; Cedren. p. 266; Theophan. p. 66.
  2. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 3.11.12.
  3. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 51, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ {http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/d3a68.html Catholic Hierarchy]
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Bergule". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 41°24′58″N 27°21′40″E / 41.41621°N 27.36121°E / 41.41621; 27.36121

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