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Caesarea in Palestine
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Caesarea, founded by King Herod the Great in the years 22–10 BCE, served as a military stronghold, administrative capital, and main harbor for his vast kingdom of Judaea. He named it after his patron in Rome – Caesar Augustus. The harbor was likewise named sebastos (Greek for Augustus). A network of five paved Roman roads connected the city with its countrys…

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Patrich, Joseph, “Caesarea in Palestine”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 23 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_eeco_SIM_00000498>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827



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