Ecclesiastical Personages of Side (Sigma i delta eta) of Pamphylia according to Literary and Sphragistic Data


ADALYA, vol.23, pp.409-450, 2020 (AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: ADALYA
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), International Bibliography of Art
  • Page Numbers: pp.409-450
  • Keywords: Side, Pamphylia, Byzantine sigillography, Byzantine lead seals, metropolitan, bishop, EUSTATHIUS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Combining the hagiographic and historiographic data with sigillographic evidence, this article aims to contribute to our understanding of the ecclesiastical personages once active in Side of Pamphylia. It derives from my ongoing work on Byzantine seals, for which I received funding for my on-site and library research project on the "History of Byzantine Side of Pamphylia in the Light of Sigillographic Sources (4th-14th centuries) from the Anadolu University Scientific Research Projects Commission under grant no: E1105E98 (2011). Using old and new sigillographic evidence, duly complemented by relevant references in literary and hagiographic sources, prosopographic lists of the Byzantine officials, courtly and ecclesiastical figures are compiled and presented.