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Tripoli in the Travelers' Literature

The Roman Period (64 BCE - end of 4th Century CE)

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Quotes from the Roman Period

"In Phoenicia there is an important city called Tripolis, whose name is appropriate to its nature, for there are in it three cities, at a distance of a stade from one another and the names by which these are called are the city of Aradians, of the Sidonians, and of the Tyrians. This city enjoys the highest repute amongst the cities of Phoenicia for there, as it happens, the Phoenicians held their common council and deliberated on matters of supreme importance"

Diodorus of Sicily (90-20 BCE)


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