Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World

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Edited by: Anne Wittke, Eckhart Olshausen and Richard Szydlak
This new atlas of the ancient world illustrates the political, economic, social and cultural developments in the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean world, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic world and the Holy Roman Empire from the 3rd millennium BC until the 15th century AD.

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Administrative history of Crete and the Cyrenaica in the Roman period (96 BC – 6th cent. AD)

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Author(s): Olshausen, E.
I. Cyrenaica The coastal strip of North Africa from the Great Syrte at the Philainon Bomoi (Arae Philaenorum) in the west to Catabathmus Megas in the east took its name of Cyrenaica from the Theran colony of Cyrene. Together with Ptolemaïs, Berenice, Arsinoë and Apollonia, this city formed the so-called Libyan Pentapolis. The highlands of the Cyrenaica (up to 900 m a.s.l.), which still have plentiful springs today, were particularly fertile in antiquity and thus relatively densely populated. Wheat…