Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Alabanda

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Catholic Encyclopedia (1913), Volume 1
Alabanda

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A titular see of Caria in Asia Minor, supposed to be the present Arab-Hissar. A list of its bishops is known from 451 to 879. In antiquity its inhabitants were noted for their habits of luxury. It was the seat of a district court in imperial times and a very flourishing town.

SMITH, Dict. of Greek and Rom. Geogr., I, 81; LEQUIEN, Oriens Christianus (1740), I, 91.