Philippopolis(822 words)

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(Φιλιππόπολις/Philippópolis, Φιλιπούπολις/Philipoúpolis).

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I. Location and history up to conquest by the Goti

City in Thrace (Thraci), founded by Philip (Philippus [4]) II in the immediate vicinity of a fortified settlement of the Bessi on the right bank of the Hebrus in 341 BC. An important road and river tra…

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"Philippopolis." Brill’s New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Brill Online, 2015. Reference. 31 March 2015 <>
First appeared online: 2006
First Print Edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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