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Philippi in Historischer Perspektive

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This chapter presents an overview on the Philippine in historical perspective. It discusses the colony foundation in the horizon of world history. The establishment of colonies of Roman citizens has a permanent place in the history of Rome. Their development is closely associated with the expansion of the power position of Rome in Italy, in the western Mediterranean and, ultimately, to the east. Colony foundations were more frequently performed because of the personal position of power of a magistrate. The chapter discusses the socio-political background of the establishment of Philippi. It demonstrates the foundation of the Philippine in local historical perspective. The chapter discusses the development of Philippine during second century. The development of Philippi is largely the mists of history. In addition to the early Christian sources and the inscriptions no direct literary information is available. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: colony foundations; early Christian sources; inscriptions; Philippine; Roman citizens



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