Brill’s New Pauly

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(Λύστρα; Lýstra), modern Hatunsaray; south-west of Iconium (Turkey). Founded by Augustus as a Roman colony in the province of Galatia [1. 51-53, 153-156, 195-197]. Christianized by the Apostle Paul during his 1st and 2nd missionary journey (Acts 14:6-20; 16:1-3; 2 Tim 3:11). Around 370 annexed to the new province of Lycaonia. Attested as a diocese (suffragan of Iconium) from 380 [2. 200].


1 B. Levick, Roman Colonies in Southern Asia Minor, 1967

2 Belke.

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Belke, Klaus (Vienna), “Lystra”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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