- ancient name of Malatya.
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Acacius, bishop of Melitene, endeavoured to convert Nestorius.The Lives of the Saints, Volume 1 (of 16)
He also captured the castles of the mountaineers of Melitene.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.
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Melitene was also the name of the district in which this town was situated.
Accordingly Valesius concludes that Melitene was not the name of the legion, but of the town in which it was stationed.
Another important road connected Sision with Cocysus and Melitene.