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[[Image:Turkey_ancient_region_map_phrygia.gif|thumb|200px|'''Phrygia''' in '''yellow''', the area '''Gordoservon''' was located in]] In records from [[Bithynia]] in the year [[680]], the city of '''Gordoservon''' or '''Gordoserbon''' ({{lang-el|Γορδόσερβον}}, {{lang-sr|''Srbograd, Grad Srba'', Гордосервон}}) was a [[Byzantine]] city inhabited by [[Serbs]]. The name is derived from the [[Serbs]] that resettled in [[Asia Minor]] (in ca 649 or 667) by Byzantine Emperor [[Constans II (Byzantine Empire)|Constans II]] (641–668), who came from the areas "around the river [[Vardar]]". A "Bishop of Gordoservon" named Isidore is mentioned in 680/681, and the fact that this town was an episcopal seat gives ground to the thesis that it had a large Serbian population. The Serbs were recruited in large numbers into the [[Byzantine army]] especially under [[Justinian II]] in the 680s, until the defection of a 30,000-strong Serbian contingent led to the disastrous loss of the [[Battle of Sebastopolis]] in 692/693. Around the year 1200 AD this city is mentioned as '''Servochoria''' ({{lang-el|Σερβοχώρια}}, "Serbian habitations"). The city was situated where the [[Phrygia]]n kingdom once had been. [[Thomas the Slav]] was born in nearby [[Amorion]]. ===Sources=== *[[Constantine Porphyrogenitus]], "[[De administrando imperio]]" *Erdeljanovich.J. "O naseljavanju Slovena u Maloj Aziji i Siriji od VII do X veka" Glasnik geografskog drushtva vol. VI 1921 pp.189 *[[Lequien|Lequien, M.]], "Oriens Christianus" I, 1740, pp.659-660 *Micotky, J., "Otiorum Chroate", Vol. I ,Budapest, 1806, pp.89-112 *[[Lubor Niederle]], "Slovanske starozhitnosti" Dilu II,Svazek pp.389-399; pp. 444-446 *[[George Alexandrovič Ostrogorsky|Ostrogorski,G.]] "Bizantisko-Juzhnoslovenski odnosi", [[Enciklopedija Jugoslavije]] 1,Zagreb 1955,pp. 591-599 *[[W. M. Ramsay|Ramsay, W. M.]] "The Historical Geography Of Asia Minor", London, 1890, pp.183, pp.210 {{coord missing}}