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the capital of Turkey

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(40) Leslie William BARNARD, Pope Julius, Marcellus of Ancyra, and the Council of Sardica.
To his advantage, the majority of the cities between Ancyra and Issus were quite unhappy with their subjugation under Persian rule and viewed Alexander's cause favorably.
The Council of Ancyra demanded strict penalties: solitary confinement, fasts, isolation and supervision for any cleric caught having sex with a minor.
En una carta a la ciudad de Sebaste (en el 379) Gregorio de Nisa declara: <<Aun sin la debida discriminacion e investigacion, recibimos en la comunion de la Iglesia Catolica ([TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII]) a aquellos que, en Ancyra, formaron una asamblea ([TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII]) unidos a Marcelo>>; mas tarde se refiere tambien a <<aquellos que salieron de la congregacion con Marcelo para volver a la comunion con la Iglesia ([TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII])>> (14).
Among churchmen who argued that the Church should be independent of imperial control, Bishop Macarius of Ancyra was astute enough to see that the Donation of Constantine was a forgery, while Patriarch Athanasius I declared that only the Church, not the empire, was an eternal and universal institution.
"Ascetics and Society in Nilus of Ancyra: Old Testament Imagery as a Model for Personal and Social Reform." The Catholic University of America, 2008.
The historical Octavius certainly provided for posterity, not only through his patronage of great writers, but also by leaving to the safekeeping of the Vestal Virgins "a catalogue of his achievements which he wished to be inscribed on bronze tablets and set up in front of his mausoleum"; in the sixteenth century, a copy of this text was found inscribed in the temple of Rome and Augustus in Ancyra in Galatia (modern Ankara), and fragments of the text were later found in Apollonia and Antioch in Pisidia, testifying to the emperor's success in disseminating his version of his life.
In the last few years of the fourth century Saint Nilus of Ancyra [Ankara, Turkey] founded a monastery near his native town and "imagined the illiterate faithful coming to these scenes [from the Old and New Testament painted by the hand of a gifted artist] and reading them as if they were the words of a book" (quoted from Manguel 1996: 96).
This reputation has developed over a long period of time, beginning most explicitly in the 4th century with the Councils of Elvira (305-306) and Ancyra (314) whose discussions provided the basis for canon law on the matter.
Thus, on the basis that a gazetteer is not meant to be read from cover to cover, but dipped into when one needs a dependable inventory or register of the relevant data, this reviewer chose to, first, read the Introduction to establish what the compiler's own personal interest in the matter was, and, second, dip into those parts for which he can claim at least some familiarity with the subject matter, namely central Anatolia and specifically Ancyra and its original provincial territory, Galatia.
(177) Canons 16 and 17 of the Council of Ancyra in 314, inflicted lengthy penances and excommunication for male homosexuality.
We have no right to suppose that our earliest epigraphic testimony is exactly contemporary with the first institution of such an office, and in any case none of these inscriptions is from Cilicia, whose mountainous regions were much more fertile ground for brigandage than the environs of Smyrna, Miletus or even Ancyra. Xenophon could well be writing some time earlier than A.D.