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Cilicia
(191 words)

[German version]

First established in 102 BC as the  provincia of a Roman praetor (M. Antony) for the purpose of fighting piracy. The command was repeatedly renewed (e.g. 100 BC: IK 41,31) [1. 266] but the subjugation of the inhabitants of C. Tracheia by P. Servilius Vatia Isauricus (78-74) made a permanent Roman presence possible and was solidified by the victory of  Pompeius over the pirates (67) and Cicero's campaign against the Eleutherokilikes (51/50). After Caesar's death C. was ceded to native vassal rulers ( Tarcondimotus) or administered as a part of Syria. In AD 72 V…

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Täuber, Hans (Vienna), “Cilicia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e234510>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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