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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Tarsus

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A city of great antiquity and interest, the ancient capital of Cilicia, now in the province of Adana, in Turkey in Asia, on the Cydnus, 12 m. above its entrance into the Mediterranean; legend ascribes its foundation to Sennacherib in 690 B.C.; in Roman times was a famous centre of wealth and culture, rivalling Athens and Alexandria; associated with the meeting of Antony and Cleopatra and the deaths of the emperors Tacitus and Maximinus; here St. Paul was born and notable Stoic philosophers; in the hands of the Turk has decayed into a squalid residence of merchants busy with the export of corn, cotton, wool, hides, &c. In winter the population rises to 30,000.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Tarsus'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/t/tarsus.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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