Hippo Regius


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Hippo Re·gi·us

 (rē′jē-əs)
See Hippo.

Hippo Regius

(ˈhɪpəʊ ˈriːdʒɪəs)
n
(Placename) an ancient Numidian city, adjoining present-day Annaba, Algeria. Often shortened to: Hippo

Hip•po Re•gi•us

(ˈhɪp oʊ ˈri dʒi əs)
n.
a seaport of ancient Numidia: St. Augustine was bishop here A.D. 395–430; the site of modern Annaba, in Algeria. Also called Hippo.
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Noun1.Hippo Regius - an ancient Numidian town in northwestern Africa adjoining present-day Annaba in northeastern Algeria
Algeria, Algerie, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
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He died in Hippo Regius (now Algeria) during the year 430 at the age of 75.
Meanwhile, he said that the city was called Hippo Regius during Roman times, where it became a center to export grains to Rome.
Since Bishop Augustine historically had lived with his canons in Hippo Regius, but never as an anchorite, the Hermits had an especially weak hold on their eponymous "founder." Several of the essays explore the uses of art by the Hermits to emphasize their rootedness in Augustine and the superiority of the hermitic tradition in general.