Alexandria Troas is an ancient city in the Aegean, which was mentioned also in the Bible. All about Alexandria Troas, ancient city near Troy in Turkey, & how to visit it, by Tom Brosnahan. Alexandria Troas is an ancient Greek city situated on the Aegean Sea near the northern tip of Turkey’s western coast, a little south of Tenedos (modern.

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Alexandria Troas “Alexandria of the Troad “; Greek: Eski Stambul is the site of an ancient Greek city situated on the Qlexandria Sea near the northern tip of Turkey ‘s western coast, a little south of Tenedos modern Bozcaada.

The site sprawls over an estimated hectares acres ; among the few structures remaining today are a ruined bathan odeona theatregymnasium complex [1] and a recently uncovered stadion.

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However, Pliny’s view is not correct, because the city continued being called Alexandria Troas, and so is also stated in the 4th-5th c. In its heyday the city may have had a population of aboutAugustus, Hadrian and the rich grammarian Herodes Atticus contributed greatly to its embellishment; the aqueduct still preserved is due to the latter.

Constantine considered making Troas the capital of the Roman Empire. In Roman times, it was a significant port for travelling between Anatolia and Europe.


Alexandria Troas

Paul of Tarsus sailed for Europe for the first time from Alexandria Troas [7] and returned there from Europe it was there that the episode of the raising of Eutychus later occurred [8]. Ignatius of Antioch also paused at this city before continuing to his martyrdom at Rome. Several of its later bishops are known: Marinus in ; Niconius in ; Sylvanus at the beginning of the 5th century; Pionius in ; Leo in ; Peter, friend of the Patriarch Ignatiusand adversary to Michael, in the ninth century.

In the 10th century Troas is given as a suffragan of Cyzicus and distinct from the famous Troy Heinrich GelzerUngedruckte Texte der Notitiae episcopatuum; Georgii Cyprii descriptio orbis romaniteoas ; it is not known when the city was destroyed and the diocese disappeared. The bishopric alexandriz a titular see of the Catholic Church under the name Troas, vacant since Troas is also a titular see of the Orthodox Church under the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Karasid Turkomans settled in the area of the Troad in the 14th century. Their beylik was conquered by the Ottomans in As of the midth century the site served as “a lurking place for bandetti”. Bythe site had been overgrown with Vallonea oaks and much plundered, but the circuit of the old walls could still be traced, and in several places they were fairly well preserved.


They had a circumference of about ten kilometres, and were fortified with towers at regular ttoas.

It is the subject of an early twenty-first century study by German archaeologists digging and surveying at the site. Media related to Alexandria Troas at Wikimedia Commons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Aegean Coast of Turkey.

Redhouse Press, Istanbul, pp. A “found” stadium conjures Olympic history.

Alexandria in Troas

Alexandria in Troas from Livius. Archived at the Wayback Machine. Travels in Asia Minor, Quoted in Freely, op. Second Journey of Paul the Alexanddria.

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Thermae in Aleaxandria Troas.