Ceramus or Keramos (Greek: Κέραμος) was a city on the north coast of the Ceramic Gulfnamed after this cityin Caria, in southwest Asia Minor; its ruins can be found outside the modern village of Ören, Muğla Province, Turkey.

Ceramus, initially subjected to Stratonicea, afterwards autonomous, was a member of the Athenian League and was one of the chief cities of the Chrysaorian League (Bulletin de corresp. hellén., IX, 468). In ancient times, it probably had a temple of Zeus Chrysaoreus. In Roman times, it coined its own money.

Ecclesiastical history

Ceramus is mentioned in the Notitiae Episcopatuum until the 12th or 13th century as a bishopric suffragan to Aphrodisias, or Stauropolis. Three bishops are known: Spudasius, who attended the First Council of Ephesus in 431; Maurianus, who attended the Council of Nicaea in 787; and Symeon, who attended the council in Constantinople that reinstated Photius in 879.

Ceramus is included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees.[1]


  1. Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 866

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