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GERMANICO´POLIS (Γερμανικόπολις), a town in Bithynia, no far from Prusa, was in earlier times called Helgas or Booscoete (i. e. Βοὸς κοίτη, Plin. Nat. 5.40). A second town of the same name (though Ptol., 5.4.5, calls it Γερμανόπολις) is mentioned in Paphlagonia, not far from Gangra. (Novell. 29.) This town, like the one in Bithynia, appears to have been named after Germanicus, but none of the coins found on its site are older than the reign of M. Aurelius. A third Germanicopolis was a town in Isauria. (Hierocl. p. 709; Concil. Chalced. p. 659; Const. Porphyr. de Them. 1.13.)


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