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Axiopolis was founded as a port by the Greeks of Tomis in the 4th century CE upon a hill along the left bank of the River Axius on the right shore of the Danube, almost at their meeting point, near the little isle of Hinog, about 50 km from Tomis. Previously it was called Heracleia. It was a port and a fortress, where one could station the fleet; in Roman times it was the seat of the Collegium nautae universi Danubii. It was there that the Legio II Herculea stationed itself, created around 285 CE. Today the ancient remains are less than 3 km to the south of the head of Cernavoda’s …

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Di Berardino, Angelo, “Axiopolis”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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