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Teuchira

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A titular see in Libyan Pentapolis. Teuchira (Teucheira) neuter plural, was a city on the coast of Cyrenaica, 200 stadia west of Ptolemais. It was celebrated for its worship of Cybele, in whose honour annual festivals were held. During the reign of the Ptolemies it was called Arsinoë; at a later period it became a Roman colony, and was garrisoned by Justinian. The ruins are called Tokra (vilayet of Benghasi). Two of its bishops are known, Secundus, at the Council of Nicaea in 325, and Zeno, at that of Ephesus in 431 (Le Quien, "Oriens christ.", II, 623). The see is mentioned in Parthey (Notitia episcopatuum, I) about 840.


Sources

SMITH, Dict. of Gr. and Roman. Georgr., s.v. Teuchira; MULLER, notes to Ptolemy, ed. DIDOT, I, 666.

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APA citation. Pétridès, S. (1912). Teuchira. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14541a.htm

MLA citation. Pétridès, Sophrone. "Teuchira." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 14. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14541a.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Thomas M. Barrett. Dedicated to the Poor Souls in Purgatory.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. July 1, 1912. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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