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Synesius, Letter 062

Synesius of Cyrene (c.370-c.413) was a Neo-Platonic philosopher who became bishop of Ptolemais in the Cyrenaica. He left behind a small corpus of texts that offer much information about daily life in Late Antiquity, and about the christianization of the Roman world.

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The Antonine Legions (CIL 06.3492)

The following text, known as CIL 06.3492, is a well-known inscription, found in Rome, and dating back to the reign of (probably) the emperor Marcus Aurelius (r.161-180).{{An earlier date, during the reign of Antoninus Pius, was accepted by Emil Ritterling.}} It sums up the thirty-three legions that were in existence when the cutter of the stone wrote the inscription. The relevance of the text is that it proves that the legions VIIII Hispana and XXII Deiotorana were no longer in existence. The three Parthian legions were later added.

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Synesius, Letter 155

Synesius of Cyrene (c.370-c.413) was a Neo-Platonic philosopher who became bishop of Ptolemais in the Cyrenaica. He left behind a small corpus of texts that offer much information about daily life in Late Antiquity, and about the christianization of the Roman world.

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Synesius, Letter 156

Synesius of Cyrene (c.370-c.413) was a Neo-Platonic philosopher who became bishop of Ptolemais in the Cyrenaica. He left behind a small corpus of texts that offer much information about daily life in Late Antiquity, and about the christianization of the Roman world.

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Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia: pseudo-ancient name for the country that is now known as Iraq. In Antiquity, it was not common to regard the five parts of this region as a unity.

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Synesius, Letter 157

Synesius of Cyrene (c.370-c.413) was a Neo-Platonic philosopher who became bishop of Ptolemais in the Cyrenaica. He left behind a small corpus of texts that offer much information about daily life in Late Antiquity, and about the christianization of the Roman world.

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Haltern

Haltern: modern name of the site of a large Roman fortress, east of the Rhine, in the valley of the Lippe.

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Synesius, Letter 041

Synesius of Cyrene (c.370-c.413) was a Neo-Platonic philosopher who became bishop of Ptolemais in the Cyrenaica. He left behind a small corpus of texts that offer much information about daily life in Late Antiquity, and about the christianization of the Roman world.

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