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Mosynopolis (Greek: Μοσυνόπολις, Bulgarian: Мосинопол or Месинопол), known in late Antiquity as Maximianoupolis (Μαξιμιανούπολις), was a Byzantine town in Thrace located on the Via Egnatia near the modern Greek city of Komotini. The town was destroyed by the Bulgarian tsar Kaloyan in 1207[1] after his victory over the Latin Empire in the battle of Mosynopolis. The monk Ephrem[2] says that the city had been taken in 1190 by Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor.

Ecclesiastical history

The episcopal see was a suffragan of Trajanopolis in Rhodope.

A single bishop is known, Paul, who assisted at the council of 878, which re-established Photius.[3] The see is mentioned in the Notitia of Leo the Wise, about 900;[4] in that for 940;[5] in that for 1170 under the name of Misinoupolis.[6]

Mosynoupolis remains a Roman Catholic Church titular see, sometimes cited by the Italian name Mosinopoli.[7]




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Coordinates: 41°07′43″N 25°19′31″E / 41.12861°N 25.32528°E / 41.12861; 25.32528

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