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.


Text #5991

Theophanes the Confessor. Chronicle
[p. 47]

331-332 AD: […] a famine occurred in the East which was so extremely severe that villagers gathered together in great throngs in the territory of the Antiochenes and of Kyros and assailed one another and stole [food] in attacks by night and, finally, even in daylight they would break into the granaries, looting and stealing everything in the storehouses before they went away. A modius of corn cost 400 pieces of silver.

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