from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A little state consisting of a few cities or towns; a petty country or a locality governed by or under the influence of a toparch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A small state, consisting of a few cities or towns; a petty country governed by a toparch.
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- noun A small
state, consisting of a few citiesor towns; a petty countrygoverned by a toparch.
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Finally, the Emmaus of the Gospel is said to be a village, while 'Am'was was the flourishing capital of a "toparchy".
Now as to the country of Samaria, it lies between Judea and Galilee; it begins at a village that is in the great plain called Ginea, and ends at the Acrabbene toparchy, and is entirely of the same nature with
Augustus, both her toparchy, and Jamriga, as also her plantation of palm trees that were in Phasaelis.
In like manner, Cestius sent also a considerable body of horsemen to the toparchy of Narbatene, that adjoined to Cesarea, who destroyed the country, and slew a great multitude of its people; they also plundered what they had, and burnt their villages.
Lydda and Jamnia; and when both these cities had come over to him, he placed a great many of those that had come over to him [from other places] as inhabitants therein, and then came to Emmaus, where he seized upon the passage which led thence to their metropolis, and fortified his camp, and leaving the fifth legion therein, he came to the toparchy of
But as for the Acrabbene toparchy, Simon, the son of Gioras, got a great number of those that were fond of innovations together, and betook himself to ravage the country; nor did he only harass the rich men's houses, but tormented their bodies, and appeared openly and beforehand to affect tyranny in his government.
And when a great many of his men were slain, Judas took the rest with him, and fled to the toparchy of Gophna.
Acrabattene toparchy, and the places that reached as far as the Great
Giora, one Simon, by birth of Gerasa, a young man, not so cunning indeed as John [of Gisehala], who had already seized upon the city, but superior in strength of body and courage; on which account, when he had been driven away from that Acrabattene toparchy, which he once had, by
And when he had laid waste all the places about the toparchy of Thamnas, he passed on to