(Ἀπάδνας; Apádnas). Town with monastery in Isauria; according to Procop. Aed. 5,9,33 refurbished by Emperor Justinian I. Probably the assemblage of structures above a mansio on the Roman road through the Taurus to Lycaonia; nowadays called Alahan Manastır. An early Christian anchorite settlement was developed in the 5th cent. AD into a place of pilgrimage, with a ἀπαντητήρια (apantētḗria; hostel) attested by inscriptions; two monumental churches were linked by a c. 130 m long porticus . Also used as a monastery, abandoned in the middle of the Byzantine period.
Cite this pageHild, Friedrich (Vienna), “Apadnas”, 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 21 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e126700>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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