Selymbria (Greek: Σηλυμβρία) turned into a metropolis of historical Thrace metropolis on the Propontis, 22 Roman miles east from Perinthus, and forty four Roman miles west from Constantinople, near the southern quit of the wall built by Anastasius I Dicorus for the protection of his capital.
According to Strabo, its call indicates “the metropolis of Selys;” from which it has been inferred that Selys become the call of its founder, or of the chief of the colony from Megara, which founded it at an earlier length than the status quo of Byzantium, some other colony of the equal Greek city-state. In honour of Eudoxia, the wife of the emperor Arcadius, its name became changed to Eudoxiupolis or Eudoxioupolis (Εὐδοξιούπολις), which it bore for a full-size time; but the current call of its site, Silivri, suggests that it subsequently resumed its authentic designation.
History of Selymbria
Respecting the history of Selymbria, best detached and fragmentary notices occur within the Greek writers. In Latin authors, it is simply named; even though Pliny the Elder reports that it became stated to had been the birthplace of Prodicus, a disciple of Hippocrates. It was here that Xenophon met Medosades, the envoy of Seuthes II, whose forces afterwards encamped in its neighbourhood. When Alcibiades became commanding for the Athenians within the Propontis (410 BCE), the people of Selymbria refused to confess his army into the town, but gave him cash, probably so that it will result in him to abstain from forcing an front. Some time after this, but, he gained ownership of the location thru the treachery of a number of the townspeople, and, having levied a contribution upon its population, left a garrison in it. Selymbria is mentioned through Demosthenes in 351 BCE, as in alliance with the Athenians; and it become no doubt at that time a member of the Byzantine confederacy. According to a letter of Philip II of Macedon, quoted inside the oration de Corona, it became blockaded by using him approximately 343 BCE; however others don’t forget that this point out of Selymbria is one of the severa proofs that the documents inserted in that speech are not proper.
In Christian instances, Selymbria changed into the seat of an archbishop; now not a residential see, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.
Its website online is located at Silivri in European Turkey.