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Pentapolis

(pĕntă`pəlĭs) [Gr.,=five cities], collective name anciently applied to several groups of five cities. The chief cities of CyrenaicaCyrenaica
, historic region, E Libya, bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. Benghazi, Al Marj, Darnah, and Tobruk are the chief cities. The Greeks colonized N Cyrenaica in the 7th cent. B.C., founding numerous settlements. In the mid-1st cent. B.C.
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 on the northern coast of Africa (Apollonia, Arsinoë, Berenice, Cyrene, and Ptolemaïs) were thus called from the 4th cent. B.C. to the 7th cent. A.D. Other cities so named were Rimini, Ancona, Fano, Pesaro, and Senigallia on the Adriatic coast of Italy, where the term originated in the 5th cent. A.D. under Byzantine rule and continued to be used until the 11th cent. Other groups called Pentapolis were in Asia Minor and in Palestine.
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In the south, the Pentapolis faded into Saharan tribal areas, including the pharaonic oracle of Ammonium.
In Pentapolis Pericles wins a contest for the King's daughter, Thaisa.
Cuando Apolonio arriba desolado a tierra, pero a salvo debido a la voluntad divina que lo ampara ("ovieronse las naves todas a perecer;/ de los omes nenguno non pudo estorcer/fueras el rey solo, que quiso Dios valer", 111b-d) 3, el narrador destaca que su heroe llega a Pentapolis "lazdrado e mesquino de vestir e calcar" (112c) 4.
It is a small city by modern standards, but in antiquity it was one of the principal cities in the Philistine Pentapolis.
For more concise accounts, see the entries Cyrene, Oea, Pentapolis and Tripolitania in The Oxford Classical Dictionary.
In speaking about Maximus's correspondence with Exarch Peter (for whom Maximus probably was not only a counselor on questions of dogma but also a spiritual authority--a kind of a spiritual father), one needs to keep in mind that later during his trial (655), Maximus was accused of having "single-handedly betrayed Egypt, Alexandria, Pentapolis, Tripolis and Africa to the Saracens.
The cities of Oea, Leptis Magna and Sabata became known as Tripolis or "three cities," while Cyrene, Apollonia, Arsinoe, Barca, and Berenice (now Benghazi) were called Pentapolis or "five cities.
to trace, since the locations of the cities, most notably Pentapolis,
dificilmente explicable salvo en el caso de un escritor grecoegipcio--notese el extrano acusativo de Libyn, y los dos siguientes, solo justificados a partir de un original escrito en griego--, que luego no seria bien interpretado por su traductor latino occidental, que no sabia que la Pentapolis y la Marmarica formaban parte de Libia, y que, por supuesto, no habia oido hablar jamas del pais de Azania (Somalia).
El rey franco Pipino <<el Breve>> (714-768) fue quien arrebato la Septimania a los musulmanes, obtuvo el exarcado de Ravena y entrego la Pentapolis al Papa.
tossed," "Fortune, tired with doing bad, / Threw" Pericles ashore at Pentapolis (2.