from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southern Turkey near the Mediterranean Sea west of Adana. Settled in the Neolithic Period, it was one of the most important cities of Asia Minor under Roman rule (after 67 B.C.). Saint Paul was born in Tarsus. Population: 216,000.


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