Philippopolis
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(Φιλιππόπολις/Philippópolis, Φιλιπούπολις/Philipoúpolis).

[German version]

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…

Cite this page
von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) and Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg), “Philippopolis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Consulted online on 23 July 2016 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e920140>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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