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DEMOTICA, or DIMOTICA

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 16 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DEMOTICA, or DIMOTICA, a town of European Turkey, in the vilayet of Adrianople; on the Maritza valley branch of the Constantinople-Salonica railway, about 35 M. S. of Adrianople. Pop. (1go5) about 1o,000. Demotica is built at the foot of a conical hill on the left bank of the river Kizildeli, near its junction with the Maritza. It was formerly the seat of a Greek arch-bishop, and besides the ancient citadel and palace on the summit of the hill contains several Greek churches, mosques and public baths. In the middle ages, when it was named Didymotichos, it was one of the principal marts of Thrace; in modern times it has regained something of its commercial importance, and exports pottery, linen, silk and grain. These goods are sent to Dedeagatch for shipment. Demotica was the birthplace of the 1 See also H. Usener in Nachrichten von der Konigl.Gssellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Gottingen, p. 188 (1892) ; J. H. Lipsius, " 7ur Textcritik des Demosthenes " in Berich'te . der Konigl. Sachsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften (1893) with special reference to the papyrus finds at the end of the 19th century; E. Bethe, Demosthenis scriptorum corpus (1893). Turkish sultan Bayezid I. (1347); after the battle of Poltava, Charles XII. of Sweden resided here from February 1713 to October 1714.
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My maiden name is maria luisa m. demotica. was born 8-9-1954 in the philippines. My father is serafin b. demotica, he was born july 7,1926, he died april 1,1998. I'm just wondering that my ancestors came from Turkey, I remember that was my grammother told me that my grandfather was from turkey. Just happy to know this. Hopefully I can visit someday turkey, esp. the place the vilayeth Adrianpole Demotica. Takeyou, maria luisa demotica magbitang
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