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Hadrianotherae or Hadrianutherae or Hadrianoutherai (Ancient Greek: Ἁδριάνου θήραι) was a town of ancient Mysia, on the road from Ergasteria to Miletopolis. It was built by the emperor Hadrian to commemorate a successful hunt which he had had in the neighbourhood.[1] Coins from this town issued during the reign of Hadrian onwards are preserved. It seems to have been a place of some note; for it was the see of a bishop, and on its coins a senate is mentioned.[2] No longer a residential see, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[3]

Its site is located near Balıkesir in Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]


  1. ^ Cassius Dio, Historia Romana 69.10; Augustan History, Hadr. 20.
  2. ^ Hierocles. Synecdemus. p. 663, 6.
  3. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
  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). "Hadrianutherae". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 39°36′24″N 27°54′38″E / 39.60672°N 27.910653°E / 39.60672; 27.910653

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