Geographical sites:

  • Antioch (click here to focus in map) (see also Pleiades #658381)
    Pleiades_icon Antiochia/Theoupolis urban, settlement, amphitheatre Description: A city founded ca. 300 BC by Seleucus I Nicator, a successor of Alexander the Great. Antioch was a great trading center and numbered as one of the four cities of the Syrian tetrapolis. Justinian I renamed the city 'Theoupolis' in the sixth century AD.

Citations:

Text #1854

Ammianus Marcellinus. Roman History
[AmmMarc. 19.12.19--19.12.20. Translated by C. D. Yonge. George Bell and Sons. 1894 pp. 210--211]

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19 At that time a monster, horrible both to see and to describe, was produced at Daphne, a beautiful and celebrated suburb of Antioch; namely, an infant with two mouths, two sets of teeth, two heads, four eyes, and only two very short ears. And such a mis-shapen offspring was an omen that the republic would become deformed.

20 Prodigies of this kind are often produced, presaging events of various kinds; but as they are not now publicly expiated, as they were among the ancients, they are unheard of and unknown to people in general.

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