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LAODICEIA, AD LIBANUM (Λαοδίκεια πρὸς Λιβάνῳ), mentioned by Strabo (xvi. p.755) as the commencement of the Marsyas Campus, which extended along the west side of the Orontes, near its source. [MARSYAS CAMPUS.] It is called Cabiosa Laodiceia by Ptolemy (Καβίωσα Λαοδίκεια, 5.15), and gives its name to a district (Λαοδικηνή), in which he places two other towns, Paradisus (Παράδεισος) and Jabruda (Ἰάβμουδα). Pliny (5.23), among other people of Syria, reckons “ad orientem Laodicenos, qui ad Libanum cognominantur.”


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