previous next


SI´LBIUM (Σίλβιον: Eth. Silbianus), a small town of Phrygia, on the east of Apamea and Celaenae, and beyond the source of the Maeander (Ptol. 5.2.25; Plin. Nat. 5.29). In the Byzantine writers it is sometimes mentioned under corrupt forms of its name, such as Silbia (Hierocl p. 667), Sublas (Cinnamus, 6.15), or Sublium and Syblaea (Oriens Christ. p. 809). This place, which was the see of a bishop, belonged to the conventus of Apamea. Modern travellers seek its site in the neighbourhood of Sandukli. (Kiepert, in Franz's Fünf Inschriften, p. 37.)


hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: