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Claudiopŏlis

Κλαυδιόπολις).


1.

A city of Bithynia, previously called Bithynium. It was situated above Tium, in a district named Saloné, celebrated for its excellent pastures and a cheese much esteemed at Rome. Under Theodosius it was made the capital of the province Honorias. Many years after, we learn from Anna Comnena (p. 967) and Leo Diaconus (iv. 9), who describe it as the most wealthy and flourishing city of Galatia, that it was almost totally destroyed by an earthquake, attended with vast loss of life.


2.

A city of Cilicia Trachea, but assigned by Ammianus and Hierocles to Isauria. It was founded by Claudius, the Roman emperor, and was situated in a plain between two summits of Mount Taurus.

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