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Rome, the Greek World, and the EastVolume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East$
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Fergus Millar, Hannah M. Cotton, and Guy MacLean Rogers

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780807830307

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807876657_millar

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The Roman Coloniae of the Near East: A Study of Cultural Relations *

The Roman Coloniae of the Near East: A Study of Cultural Relations *

(p.164) Chapter Eight The Roman Coloniae of the Near East: A Study of Cultural Relations *
Rome, the Greek World, and the East

Fergus Millar

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter explores the Roman coloniae of the Near East and the impact of Roman rule. It discusses the complex stages of Roman colonisation in the Near East: the settlement of a veteran colonia at Berytus under Augustus; the three coloniae on the borders or the heart of Judaea: Ptolemais, Caesarea, and Aelia Capitolina; and the widespread grants of colonial status during the reign of Septimius Severus.

Keywords:   coloniae, Near East, colonisation, Berytus, Augustus, Judaea, Ptolemais, Caesarea, Aelia Capitolina, colonial status

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