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The modern ANGORA, a titular see of Galatia in Asia Minor, suffragan of Laodicea. It was said to have been founded by Midas, was a chief place of the Gallic conquerors of Asia Minor (c. 277 B.C.), and in imperial times a centre of great commercial importance. It is also famous for the official record of the Acts of Augustus, known as the "Monumentum Ancyranum," an inscription cut in marble on the walls of an ancient temple, several times copied and edited since the sixteenth century. The ruins of Ancyra furnish today valuable bas-reliefs. inscriptions, and other architectural fragments. Its episcopal list is given in Gams, "Series episc. Eccl. cath."; also that of another Ancyra in Phrygia Pacatiana.
SMITH, Dict. of Greek and Roman Geogr., I, 133; LE QUIEN, Oriens Christ. (1740), I, 455-474; BARKLEY, A Ride through Asia Minor and Armenia (London, 1891), 103.
APA citation. (1907). Ancyra. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01464b.htm
MLA citation. "Ancyra." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01464b.htm>.
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Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. March 1, 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.
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