Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Amastris

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Catholic Encyclopedia (1913), Volume 1
Amastris

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(Now AMASSERAH or SAMASTRO.)

A titular see of Paphlagonia in Asia Minor, on a peninsula jutting into the Black Sea. Its episcopal list dates from the third century (Gams,( I, 454). It is mentioned by Homer (Iliad, II, 853), was a flourishing town in the time of Trajan (98-117), and was of some importance until the seventh century of our era.

LEQUIEN, Oriens Christ. (1740), I, 561-566; SMITH, Dict. of Greek and Roman Geogr., I, 118.