Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Apameia

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A titular metropolitan see of Syria, in the valley of the Orontes, whose episcopal list dates from the first century (Gams,( 446, 451). It was still a flourishing place in the time of the Crusades, and was known to the Arabs as Fâmieh. Vast ruins of a very ornamental character abound in the vicinity. For another Apameia (in Phrygia) known as Apameia Cibotos (the Ark) see "Bulletin Critique" (Paris, 1890), XI, 296-297. There was still another see of the same name in Bithynia, whose episcopal list is known since the fourth century (Gams,( 443).

LEGENDRE in VIGOUROUX, Dict. de la Bible (1891), s.v.; DE VOGUEE, La Syrie centrale; Architecture civile et religieuse, (Paris, 1866-67); BUTLER, Architecture etc., in Northern Central Syria (New York), 1903), passim.