Lepcis Magna

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Variant names

  • لبتيس ماجنا (Arabic)
  • لبدة الكبرى (Arabic)
  • لَبْدَة (Arabic)
  • Labdah
  • Lebda
  • Lébda
  • Leptis Magna
  • Neapolis
  • Leptimagna col. (Latin)
  • Λέπτις Μάγκνα (Modern Greek)
  • Léptis Magna (Portuguese)
  • Néapolis (French)
  • Lebida (English)
  • Νεάπολις (Ancient Greek)
  • Լեպտիս Մագնա (Armenian)
  • Лептис-Магна (Russian)
  • लेप्टिस मग्ना (Nepali)
  • ლეპტის-მაგნა (Georgian)
  • לפטיס מגנה (Hebrew)
  • Лептис Магна (Bulgarian)
  • 大莱普提斯 (Chinese)
  • Лептіс-Магна (Ukrainian)
  • レプティス・マグナ (Japanese)
  • Λέπτις μεγάλη (Ancient Greek)

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The locations below are contained within Lepcis Magna

Notes

Kenrick, Tripolitania, Section 4 Reynolds, IRT Chapter 3: The site of Lepcis, the easternmost of the Three Cities, offered certain natural advantages to justify its selection as one of the earliest, and probably from the outset the most important of the Punic Emporia. Founded in the tenth century BC by the Phoenicians, it became a province of Rome in 23 BC. Septimius Severus, born in Lepcis in 146 AD became Emperor in 193 AD and his accession marked the high tide of the city's fortunes. But it is nowhere mentioned by the Arab historians in their accounts of the invasions of the seventh century: the primacy of Tripolitania, and the name Tripoli, had passed to Oea.

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