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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, Heritage Gazetteer of Libya, 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: Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 54 (Berenike [Cyrenaica]); Barrington Atlas, 2000, pl. 38 B1
Note: Hesperis was renamed Berenike, after the wife of Ptolemaios III

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Stable URI (with TM Geo ID): www.trismegistos.org/place/831




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979467Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica (online) no. B.51[found & written]stone Greek BC08 - AD08 Libya, Cyrenaica - Hesperis (Benghazi) [found & written]
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]
738431Libyan Studies 29 (1998), p. 83-88 [b?][found & written]pottery Greek BC05 - BC04 Libya, Cyrenaica - Hesperis (Benghazi) [found & written]
738430SEG 48 2049[found & written]pottery Greek BC05 - BC04 Libya, Cyrenaica - Hesperis (Benghazi) [found & written]
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