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Germanicaea
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(Γερμανίκεια; Germaníkeia). City (modern Maraş) in the northern Syrian region of  Commagene mentioned by Ptol. 5,14,8, as well as in Roman itineraries and lists of bishops of late antiquity. The name (on coins Καισαρεία Γερμανική; Kaisareía Germanikḗ) is evidence of the gratitude of the Commagenian king  Antiochus [18] IV towards the emperors Caligula and Claudius, who in AD 38 and 41 restored the indigenous dynasty as rulers of the kingdom of Commagene that had been defeated…

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Wagner, Jörg (Tübingen), “Germanicaea”, 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 05 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e422530>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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