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Alaşehir, in Antiquity and the Middle Ages known as Philadelphia, i.e. " brotherly love" is a town and district of Manisa Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. It is situated in the valley of the Kuzuçay, at the foot of the Bozdağ Mountain. The town is connected to İzmir by a 105 km railway. The longtime mayor is Gökhan Karaçoban.
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by Tremper Longman III
Philadelphia (modern Alaşehir) is twentysix miles southwestof Sardis on the Cogamis River. The city was noted for itswine production, and it was nicknamed “ Little Athens” during the Roman era. Its letter is thoroughly positive; the church is ...
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