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Trocmades or Trocmada was a city in the Roman province of Galatia Secunda. It appears to have been on the site of the modern Turkish village of Kaymaz, about twenty-four miles east of Eskişehir, Turkey.



The city is known from ecclesiastical records; no geographer or historian mentions a city of this name; Hierocles' Synecdemus (698, 1) gives "regio Trocnades", instead of Ρηγετνοκνάδα, referring, doubtless, to the Galatian name of some tribe on the left bank of the Sangarius.

Some writers have associated the name of Trocmades with the Galatian tribe of the Trocmi and even with the Biblical name of Togarmah, mentioned in Genesis 10:3, 1 Chronicles 1:6, and Ezekiel 27:14 and 38:6. [1]

Ecclesiastical history

All the Notitiae episcopatuum up to the 13th century mention among the suffragans of Pessinus the see Τροκμάδων, meaning "of Trocmades" or "of Trocmada"; the two most recent (13th century) call it Λωτίνου; perhaps it should be Πλωτίνου, meaning "of (Saint) Plotinus", venerated there.

Le Quien, who gives the name of the see as Trocmada (neuter plural), mentions the following bishops: [2]

Cyriacus, said to have assisted at the First Council of Nicaea (325), is not mentioned in the authentic lists of bishops present at that council.

The see of Trocmades is included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees. [3]

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  1. Edward Wells, An Historical Geography of the Old and New Testament (Clarendon Press 1809), vol. 1, p. 65
  2. Michel Lequien, Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus, Paris 1740, Tomus I, coll. 493-496
  3. Annuario Pontifico 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN   978-88-209-9070-1), p. 997

Wikisource-logo.svg  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain : Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Trocmades". Catholic Encyclopedia . New York: Robert Appleton Company.

Coordinates: 39°30′57″N31°10′51″E / 39.515927°N 31.180904°E / 39.515927; 31.180904