MORE ANCIENT SOURCES
Plinius, Historia Naturalis 5,13 (1st cent. A.D.)
Further along the coast is the region of Samaria, the free town Ascalon, Ashdod, the two towns named Iamnea, one of them inland; and the Phoenician city of Joppa.
Josephus, Antiquities 17.11.5 (1st cent. A.D.)
(321) And so much came to Herod's sons from their father's inheritance; but Salome, besides what her brother left her by his testament, which were Jamnia, Ashdod, and Phasaelis, and five hundred thousand [drachmae] of coined silver, Caesar made her a present of a royal habitation at Askelon; in all, her revenues amounted to sixty talents by the year, and her dwelling house was within Archelaus's government.
Talmud Babli, Rosh ha-Shanah 31a-b (5th cent. A.D.)
Correspondingly the Sanhedrin wandered to ten places of banishment, as we know from tradition, namely, from the Chamber of Hewn Stone to Hanuth, and from Hanuth to Jerusalem, and from Jerusalem to Jabneh, and from Jabneh to Usha, and from Usha to Shefar'am, and from Shefar'am to Beth She'arim, and from Beth She'arim to Sepphoris, and from Sepphoris to Tiberias.
Tosefta Berakot 2,6 (5th cent. A.D.)
Those who write [Torah] scrolls, phylacteries, and mezzuzot interrupt [their work] to recite the shema. But do not interrupt for the Prayer. Rabbi says, "Just as they do not interrupt [their work] for the prayer, so they do not interrupt for the recitation of the shema." Rabbi Haninah ben Aqabya says, "Just as they interrupt [their work] for the recitation of the shema, so they interrupt for the prayer." Said Rabbi Eleazar ben Rabbi Sadok, "When Rabbi Gamaliel and his court were in Yavneh, and preoccupied with communal needs, they did not interrupt [their work] so as not to divert their attention."
BYZANTINE ADMINISTRATIVE LISTS
Hierocles, Synecdemos, 721:1-11 (7th cent. A.D.)
Province of Palaestina Prima, 22 cities under a consularis: Cesarea, Dora, Antipatris, Diospolis, Azotos on the sea, Azotos inland, Eleuteropolis, Aelia which is also Jerusalem, Neapolis, [Livias], Sebaste, Anthedon, Diocletianopolis, Sycamazon, Ono, Sozousa, Ioppe, Gaza, Raphia, Ascalon, Gazaris, Betylion.
Georgius Cyprius, 997-1027 (7th cent. A.D.)
Province of Palaestina Prima, Aelia-Jerusalem, Caesarea, Dora, Antipatris, Diospolis wich is also Georgiopolis, Iamnia, Nicopolis, Ono, Sozousa, Ioppe, Ascalon, Gaza, Raphia, Anthedon, Diocletianopolis, Eleutheropolis, Neapolis, Sebaste, region of Amathous, region of Jericho, region of Livias, region of Gadara, Azotos Paralos, Azotos, Sycomazon, Bitylion, Tricomias, Toxos, Canstantiniac Salton, Geraritic Salton wich is also Barsamon.