Cappadocia
geographical name ancient district E Asia Minor chiefly in valley of the upper Kızıl Irmak in modern Turkey capital Caesarea Mazaca • Cappadocian adjective or noun

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  • CAPPADOCIA — (Gr. Καπποδοκία), country in Asia Minor, which was made a Roman province by Tiberius in 17 C.E. The first known Jewish settlement there dates back to the second century B.C.E., when Ariarathes, king of Cappadocia, was asked by the Romans to… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Cappadocia — Administration Pays  Italie Région …   Wikipédia en Français

  • CAPPADOCIA — Aliae regio ampla mari Euxino exposita, inter Galatiam ad occidemptem et. Armetniam minotem ad ortum contenta, introrsus in austrum usque ad Ciliciae sines Taurô monte dividente extensa, Plin. l. 6. c. 8. Strab. 1. 12. Huius praeses, Cl.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Cappadocia — bezeichnet: Cappadocia (L’Aquila), eine Gemeinde in der Provinz L’Aquila, Italien Cappadocia (Römische Provinz), eine römische Provinz im Gebiet Kappadokien in der heutigen Türkei Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cappadocia — ancient name for the region roughly corresponding to modern Turkey, from Gk. Kappadokía, perhaps ultimately from Pers. Hvaspadakhim land of fine horses. In ancient Athens, Cappadocians were notorious as knaves and cowards …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cappadocia — [kap΄ə dō′shē ə, kap΄ə dō′shə] ancient kingdom, later a Roman province, in E Asia Minor: fl. 3d cent. B.C. 1st cent. A.D …   English World dictionary

  • Cappadocia — ] It was not until Rome had deposed the Pontic and Armenian kings that the rule of Ariobarzanes was established (63 BC). In the civil wars Cappadocia was now for Pompey, now for Caesar, now for Antony, now against him. The Ariobarzanes dynasty… …   Wikipedia

  • Cappadocia — Cappadocian, adj., n. /kap euh doh sheuh/, n. an ancient country in E Asia Minor: it became a Roman province in A.D. 17. * * * Ancient district, eastern Anatolia. It is a mountainous area located in modern day Turkey; its earliest records date… …   Universalium

  • Cappadocia —    Region of central Asia Minor (q.v.) famous for the Cappadocian Fathers, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzos, and Gregory of Nyssa (qq.v.). Its strategic importance from the seventh century onward lay in its close proximity to frontier passes …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Cappadocia — Original name in latin Cappadocia Name in other language State code IT Continent/City Europe/Rome longitude 42.00653 latitude 13.27999 altitude 1107 Population 519 Date 2012 02 15 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

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