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(Placename) transliteration of the Greek name for Plovdiv


(ˈplɔv dɪf)

a city in S Bulgaria, on the Maritsa River. 356,596. Greek, Philippopolis.
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Noun1.Philippopolis - an ancient city in southern Bulgaria; commercial center of an agricultural region
Bulgaria, Republic of Bulgaria - a republic in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe
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Contract award: "odeon in forum ancient philippopolis - restoration, exhibition and use.
The settlement was originally Thracian, but it became a major Greek and then a Roman city known as Philippopolis, named after the King of Philip II of Macedon, Alexander the Great's father, who conquered the city in 342BC.
Taking into consideration the cases of Emesa and Philippopolis, we may venture the claim that efforts were made also in respect of titular colonies to increase their number of inhabitants and to offer them conditions favourable for development.
It dominates the current settlement of old Philippopolis.
Dumitru Tudor in articolul Philippopolis din Enciclopedia civilizatiei romane a comentat predica Sfantului Apostol Pavel la Philippopolis, tinut getic, precizand ca "aici s-a realizat" ceea ce Bartolomeu Anania numea in "Soul Testament" p.

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