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The creation of the city of Neocaesarea near the southern coast of the Black Sea can be dated to the establishment of direct Roman rule in the region (64 CE); it was established as a Greco-Roman city in the inland region of Pontus as a beachhead for Roman authority in this region, a region that was considered to be culturally backward (Magie, 1950, 513–514, 561, 1417; Jones, 1971, 170). The people of this region shared Cappadocian cu…

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Lovell, Graham, “Neocaesarea”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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