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IIICyrrhestice and Commagene Ainos
VIThe Red Sea Basin and Indian Ocean
VIIIAlexandreia Near Egypt
IISettlements Attributed to Alexander in Syria, Phoenicia, and Egypt
IIIGreek and Macedonian Toponyms That Reappear in Syria and Phoenicia
IV“Alexandria ad Aegyptum”
VRefoundations and New Foundations
VIFoundations at or near Major Religious Centers
VIICivic Institutions and Offices
VIIIEthnics and Toponyms
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- (p.383) IX Cyrenaica (p.384)
- The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa
Getzel M. Cohen
- University of California Press
This chapter describes the settlements in Apollonia, Arsinoe Taucheira, Berenike Euesperides, Kainopolis, and Ptolemais Barke. A group of terra-cotta figurines found at Apollonia has been tentatively dated to the first half of the fourth century B.C. Arsinoe was located 40 kilometers southwest of Ptolemais and 69 kilometers northeast of Berenike at the site of the modern oasis of Tocra. There are two references—both post-Hellenistic—to Kainopolis in Cyrenaica in the extant sources: Ptolemy and the Tabula Peutingeriana. Ptolemais had been wealthy and populous in ancient times; in time, however, the city became almost deserted because of the lack of water. Ptolemais was located on the Mediterranean coast at the site of the modern village of Tolmeta, approximately 100 kilometers east of Benghazi.
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