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FAUSTINO´POLIS a town in the south of Cappadocia, about 12 miles south of Tyana. It was named after the empress Faustina, the wife of M. Aurelius, who died there in a village, which her husband, by establishing a colony in it, raised to the rank of a town under the name of Faustinopolis. (Jul. Capitol. M. Ant. Philos. 26.) Hierocles (p. 700) assigns the place to Cappadocia Secunda, and it is mentioned also in the Antonine and Jerusalem Itineraries. The exact position of the town has not yet been ascertained, but it must have been close to the defiles of the Cilician gates.


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