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TIPASA

TIPASA (Τίπασα, Ptol. 4.2.5).


1.

A town in Mauretania Caesariensis, endowed with the jus Latii by the emperor Claudius (Plin. v. s. 1) and subsequently a Roman colony (Itin. Ant. p. 15). It lay between Icosium and Caesarea (Ib.). Procopius (B. V. 2.10) mentions two columns near Tipasa in the SE. of Mauretania, which had on them the following inscription in the Phoenician language: “We are fugitives from the face of Joshua, the robber, and his son Nave.” Now Tefessad or Tefesah.


2.

A town in Numidia, on the road from Sicca to Cirta (Itin. Ant. p. 41). Now Tebessa or Tifeck. [T.H.D]

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