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city on both sides, a Macedonian city, a great Roman military station, through which Paul and Silas passed on their way from Philippi to Thessalonica, a distance of 33 Roman miles from Philippi (Acts 17:1).

Contemporary Examples

The drumbeat of anticipation keeps growing louder in the reports and photos streaming from amphipolis.
Is This Alexander the Great’s Tomb? James Romm September 12, 2014

So who else might lie inside the great circle of the amphipolis tomb?
Is This Alexander the Great’s Tomb? James Romm September 12, 2014

Greece has high hopes that the giant tomb now being excavated at amphipolis contains one of these ancient Macedonian leaders.
Amphipolis Tomb Yields Amazing Finds But Mysteries Linger James Romm October 16, 2014

But those two identifications are still subjects of debate, a problem that adds to the suspense now mounting at amphipolis.
Is This Alexander the Great’s Tomb? James Romm September 12, 2014

An announcement that archaeologists have entered a main chamber at amphipolis may come at any time.
Is This Alexander the Great’s Tomb? James Romm September 12, 2014

Historical Examples

After his death he received divine honours at amphipolis, and was worshipped as the second founder of the city.
Stories from Thucydides H. L. Havell

Then comes the Strymon, and amphipolis, at the distance of 20 stadia up the river.
The Geography of Strabo, Volume I (of 3) Strabo

He secured possession of a port, amphipolis, and certain gold mines adjacent.
The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind Herbert George Wells

We also find mention of the squadrons of Bottiaea, amphipolis, and Apollonia.
The Anabasis of Alexander Arrian of Nicomedia

Fifteen hundred of these he had with him upon Cerdylium; the rest were stationed with Clearidas in amphipolis.
The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides


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