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Hesperis (Benghazi)

TM Geo 831

Libya (Cyrenaica) - provincia: Cyrenaica - located a city of the Pentapolis (TM Geo 6482)
32.12452,20.06425 (Lat,Long)


Links: Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire, Nomisma, Pleiades, Pleiades [2], Talbert Peutinger, ToposText, Wikipedia, Wikipedia [2]


Status: city: polis


Greek name(s): Ἑσπερίς - Βερενίκη
Latin name(s): Berenice - Berenicide - Beronice - Hesperidae
Ethnic(s): Hesperites - Berenikeus (aph’ Hesperidon)
Modern name(s): Benghazi
Variants: Hesperis - Hesperides - Euhesperis - Euhesperides - Euesperides - Berenike (Berenicis) - Benghazi (Bengazi - Bengasi)


Repertoria: Dizionario II, p. 180; Suppl. 1, p. 115
Biblio: RE s.v. Berenike 8; PP X, 2002, p. 39; p. 73-74; p. 317; Mueller, Settlements of the Ptolemies, 2006, p. 203 no. 26
Map: Barrington Atlas, 2000, pl. 38 B1; Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 54 (Berenike [Cyrenaica])
Note: Hesperis was renamed Berenike, after the wife of Ptolemaios III


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738439SEG 49 2353 a[found & written]pottery Greek BC06 Libya, Cyrenaica - Hesperis (Benghazi) [found & written]
738393SEG 46 2190[found & written]stone (limestone) Greek BC05 - BC04 Libya, Cyrenaica - Hesperis (Benghazi) [found & written]
738430SEG 48 2049[found & written]pottery Greek BC05 - BC04 Libya, Cyrenaica - Hesperis (Benghazi) [found & written]
738431Libyan Studies 29 (1998), p. 83-88 [b?][found & written]pottery Greek BC05 - BC04 Libya, Cyrenaica - Hesperis (Benghazi) [found & written]
738440SEG 49 2353 b[found & written]pottery Greek BC04 Libya, Cyrenaica - Hesperis (Benghazi) [found & written]
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