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... He built strong city walls and fortified the city. The Hellenistic period saw great growth in the city with contraction of an amphitheater and many other buildings. The Via Egnatia passed through the city in the late 1st century BC and made the city even more important.
In 42 BC, there was the Battle of Phillippi fought on the plain just outside of the city.. Brutus and Cassius fought Octavian and Antony and lost. Shortly ...
... of life in Christ as he himself experienced it; “For me, living is Christ...” (Phil 1:21) Paul calls for the unity that comes about when all have within them the mind and heart of Christ Jesus, who - “though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself... being born in human likeness...he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross.” (Phil ...
... in operation today. We walked up 200 steps to the first monastery and spent some time inside the Church, learning about the iconography and the symbolism of the paintings. The one unique thing about these churches is that they depict the founders and martyrs holding churches in their hands that they place on the peaks.
The views around were absolutely spectacular. The next stop was at a convent, with nuns still living there so women had to don ...
However, earthquakes in the 7th century led to a decline in the city's population and it continued to dwindle and was nearly uninhabited by the 10th century with only a single Byzantine tower and a few houses occupied in the area. It remained this way into the 16th century A.D. But was at some time afterward abandoned completely.
Only a small portion of Philippi has been excavated at this time, mainly consisting of the ...
Let some off at the aqueduct, most returning to the hotel. Buying gas for a car along a major street was a bit different.
Back into the hotel by 1600. Checked the emails, chilled, showered and the blog up to date. Out to take a few pix and to get a few items for tomorrow's famous picnic. The Three Stooges [much shorter for the related trio] were also power shopping. Decided to get some olives to go with yesterday's Laughing Cow cheese plus water [1.71]. Saw U/K ...