Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Amastris
(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.