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see MalatyaMalatya
, city (1990 pop. 276,666), capital of Malatya prov., E central Turkey, in the E Taurus Mts. It is the commercial center for a rich farm region that produces apricots, grapes, and grains. Manufactures of the city include cement, cotton textiles, and sugar.
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No evidence attests that IV Scythica camped at Melitene in 63, as Bennett (2006:84) conjectures.
His placement of Cappadocian Melitene, base of the XII Fulminata, in the 'Levant' and 'Mesopotamia' (2006:129) is also erroneous.
He was consecrated titular Archbishop of Melitene on 20 July 1953 (ordained 8 November 1953) and translated to the Archdiocese of Melbourne on 13 April 1967.
Centres of Christian thought and missionary expansion -- such as Caesarea in Cappadocia, Antioch, Nisibis, Edessa, Melitene, Alexandria, and later Constantinople -- were closely associated with, and made an impact on, the formation of the Armenian tradition, particularly in religious, theological and cultural aspects.
In 1057 the Turks massacred or enslaved the whole population of Christian Melitene. William the Conqueror harried the north of England so savagely that a contemporary thought 100,000 had perished, and so ruthlessly did he destroy Mantes in 1087 that many believed his death there was the vengeance of God.
Ammianus was perhaps indicating personal interest when he wrote of Julian's Misopogon that it |added some things to the truth' in its description of the city (22.14.1), but this too is a matter of impression rather than proof At 23.2.3, Ammianus' description of the Antiochenes as |avaricious and quarrelsome' is not a personal opinion but reproduces exactly the perspectives of the Emperor Julian, and his experiences at their hands, upper and lower classes respectively.(19) Nor is it especially significant that Ammianus had found his way back to Antioch by way of Melitene after the fall of Amida in 359 (19.8.12), given that Antioch was the strategic centre from which the defence of the eastern frontier was organised.