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Major Cities of the Eastern Provinces

TitleMajor Cities of the Eastern Provinces
Publication TypeChart
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsWelch, John W., and John F. Hall
PublisherFoundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
CityProvo, UT
KeywordsRoman Empire; Study Helps

The strength of the Roman Empire was found not only in the municipalities of Italy but also in the major cities of its provinces. Indeed, the most populous cities were located in the provinces of the region the Romans called “the East.” Founded by Alexander the Great, the Greek settlement of Alexandria in Egypt was the largest city in the world and, after Rome, the richest during the time of Christ. The second largest was Syria’s Antioch, one-time capital of the Seleucid Empire.


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