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ORCISTUS a town in the north-east of Phrygia, near the borders of Galatia. It was, the see of a bishop (Geogr. Sacr. p. 256; Concil. Chalced.; Tab. Peuting). It is placed by Col. Leake (Asia Minor, p. 71), on the authority of an inscription found there by Pococke, at Alekiam, and, perhaps more correctly, by Hamilton (Researches, i. p. 446) about 3 or 4 miles to the south-east of the village of Alekiam, where considerable remains of antiquity are found.


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