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Cabira
(136 words)

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Hellenistic states

(Κάβειρα; Kábeira). The residence of Mithridates VI, king of Pontus, on the southern slope of the Paryadres. Pompey elevated C. to city status as Diospolis and then embellished it. C. received numerous new names (Sebaste, Neocaesarea, Hadrianopolis); today, it is Niksar/Turkey with ruins of a large castle that reveals Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Seldshukian building phases. There are also inscriptions, a milestone on the great EW route (CIL III 14184/19), and a Roman bridge across the Çanakçı ( A…

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Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart), “Cabira”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e604780>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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