Administrative history of Crete and the Cyrenaica in the Roman period (96 BC – 6th cent. AD)
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I. Cyrenaica

The coastal strip of North Africa from the Great Syrte at the Philainon Bomoi (Arae Philaenorum) in the west to Catabathmus Megas in the east took its name of Cyrenaica from the Theran colony of Cyrene. Together with Ptolemaïs, Berenice, Arsinoë and Apollonia, this city formed the so-called Libyan Pentapolis. The highlands of the Cyrenaica (up to 900 m a.s.l.), which still have plentiful springs today, …

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Olshausen, E., “Administrative history of Crete and the Cyrenaica in the Roman period (96 BC – 6th cent. AD)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 24 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA162>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241



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