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Milevis, placed on the strategic route from Cirta to Sitifis, was part of the territory of Caesar’s supporter P. Sittius, centered on Cirta, during the 40s BCE. Following Sittius’ murder it became one of the four colonies of the so-called Cirtan Confederation, along with Rusicade, Chullu, and Cirta itself. The Cirtan Confederation was broken up in the second half of the 3rd century CE with the process beginning under Valerian and Gallienus (253–268 CE) an…

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Sears, Gareth, “Milevis”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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