Philippi

16 kilometers away from Neapolis . Augustus had brought the city to the status of a colony in memory of his victory over the Caesar’s murderers Brutus and Cassius in 42 BC .  There Roman veterans (ex-soldiers) were settled. They got houses and land as pension. The city got the cityrights of an Roman city .

(from NeÜ © 2013 Karl-Heinz Vanheiden)

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