Antioch of Pisidia

Antioch in Pisidia (Greek Antioch, Αντιόχεια τὴς Πισιδίας; Latin Antioch ad Pisidiam ) is an ancient city in Asia Minor in modern Turkey. She is one of several cities that were founded by the Seleucid rulers named Antiochus and named after himself.

As the boundaries of the landscape Pisidia was drawn differently over time, Antioch was not one to temporarily Pisidia. At the time of the New Testament it was part of Phrygia, which in the book of Acts ( 13:14) used Αντιόχεια τὴν Πισιδίαν is best rendered " Antioch in Pisidia ."

The Pisidian Antioch was created with settlers from Magnesia on a strategic place in the vicinity of today's Yalvaç. After the founding of the Roman province of Galatia, the city was again founded in 25 BC as a colony of veterans with the name Colonia Caesarea Antioch. About the important military road via Sebaste it was connected with other Augustan foundations in Asia Minor. As part of the reform of the Empire of Diocletian Antioch became the Metropolis of the newly established province of Pisidia.

Antioch in Pisidia quickly evolved into one of the most important Roman cities in Asia Minor. As early as the 1st century AD can be detected, probably from Antioch several senators.

The Eastern Roman / Byzantine poet George of Pisidia was born here.

Excavations in Antioch have uncovered a theater, thermal baths, fountains, a Temple of Augustus and an aqueduct. The museum houses finds from Yalvac in Antioch and the early history of the landscape.

Antioch is the end of Paul's path, a hiking and pilgrimage route, which begins in Perge near Antalya.