Pentapolis

A pentapolis, from the Greek words πέντε (pente), `five` and πόλις (polis), `city(-state)` is a geographic and/or institutional grouping of five cities. Cities in the ancient world probably formed such groups for political, commercial and military reasons, as happened later with the Cinque Ports in England. == Significant historical ...
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Pentapolis

(from the article `North Africa`) ...Apollonia, the port of Cyrene, became a city in its own right; Euhesperides was refounded as Berenice, and a new city, Ptolemais (ulmaythah), was ... ...inhabiting the coast between Cyrenaica and Egypt, caused trouble. When Diocletian reorganized the empire, Cyrenaica was separated from Crete and ......
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pentapolis

alliance of five cities
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Pentapolis

Pentapolis (pentă'pulis) [Gr.,=five cities], collective name anciently applied to several groups of five cities. The chief cities of Cyrenaica on the northern coast of Africa (Apollonia, Arsinoë, Berenice, Cyrene, and Ptolemaïs) were thus called from the 4th cent. B.C. to the 7th...
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pentapolis

pentapolis 1. A confederacy or group of five towns; applied in ancient times to several such groups. 2. A Pentapolis is geographic and/or institutional grouping of five cities.
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