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Troy is a region of Asia Minor in which the most celebrated city of Ilium was; sometimes the name Troy is given to the city itself. According to Homer, Troy is indeed the most distinguished of all cities which exist under the sun and the starry…

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Brutus, when he had chosen a dwelling place for himself in Britannia or Anglia, at once founded Trinovantum by the banks of the River Tamensis, a very fortified city and indeed quite fruitful in resources, to recall the memory of ancient Troy. They…

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Ninus, king of the Assyrians, when his father Belus had passed away (as was made clear before, founded the great city of Nineveh or Nisibis, a three-days’ journey across, and established the beginning of a kingdom. In this city, once he had taken up…

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Carthage was a very famous city in Africa; it took its name (as Servius attests) from the town of Cartha, and among the Greeks it is written Kapxndwv. It was first built by Dido, daughter of Belus, king of the Tyrians, seventy-three years before Rome…

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Padua is a most ancient and renowned city of Italy, which Vergil attests Antenor, a refugee from Troy, established: 'yet here that man placed the city of Padua and a home [for the Trojansl. Titus Livy likewise attentively relates the glory of the…

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Mainz is the metropolitan city of Germany; Carinus in his Chronicles relates that it had its beginning and name from Maguntius, a certain Trojan, at the time of the destruction of Troy. This city is in the Belgian region of Germany and touches the…

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Lacedaemonia was a city in Lycaonia, which is a province in Achaia, or the Peloponnese, founded by the Lacedaemon, son of Jupiter and Taygete. From it this region of Greece took its name. The same city was also called by another name, Sparta, though…

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Jerusalem is the name of a city in Palestine, the metropolis of the Jews. It was first called Jebus, afterwards Salem, third Jerusalem, and finally Elijah. The first founder of the city (as Josephus says) was Canaan, who was named ‘just king,’ and he…

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Marseilles, a city of Transalpine Gaul, was founded in the first year of the reign of Zedekiah by the Phocaeans who arrive as fugitives. For in the time of Tarquin the king, young Phocaeans from Asia Minor, sailing up the mouth of the Tiber, joined…

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This city, in ancient times called Zenereth and elsewhere Cynaroth, is located on the shores of the sea called Tiberias, between east and south, about two leagues distant from Mt. Bethulia where Judith killed Holofernes. Later it was restored by…
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