|THE ANONYMOUS PILGRIM OF BORDEAUX (333 A.D.)|
Panoramic view of Constantinople, now Istanbul (Turkey)
in the hippodrome of Constantinople
Apollonius of Thyana, the famous pagan wonderworker
Change at Narses - miles vii.
Here lies King Annibalianus (Hannibal), who was once King of the Africans [ftn.2].
Change at Brunga - miles xii.
Total from Constantinople to Nicomedia 50 miles, 7 changes, 3 halts.
Halt at Libum - miles xi.
Change at Liada - miles xii.
City of Nicia (Nicaea, Isnik) - miles ix.
Change at Schine - miles viii.
Halt at Midus (Moedos) - miles vii.
Change at Chogea - miles vi.
Change at Thatesus - miles x.
Change at Tutadus (Tottaion, near Geiveh) - miles ix.
Change at Protoniaca - miles xi.
Change at Artemis - miles xii.
 Halt at Dable (Dablis, near Tereklu) - miles vi.
Halt at Cerate - miles vi.
Frontier of Bithynia and Galatia.
Change at the frontier - miles x.
Total from Nicomedia to Ancyra in Galatia 258 miles, 16 changes,112 halts.
Halt at Curveunta (Gorbeous) - miles xi.
Change at Rosolodiacum (Rosolatiacum, Orosologia) - miles xii.
Change at Aliassus - miles xiii.
City of Aspona - miles xviii.
 Change at Galea - miles xiii.
Change at Andrapa - miles ix.
Frontier of Galatia and Cappadocia.
Halt at Parnassus - miles xiii.
Here is the villa of Pampatus, from which come the curule horses [pct.11].
 Frontier of Cappadocia and Cilicia.
Here was born the Apostle Paul ( Acts 21:39) [pct.13].
Total from Ancyra in Galatia to Tarsus 343 miles, 25 changes, 18 halts. [follows]
1. In the Roman world , years were named after the consuls, high rank officials whose office lasted one year exactly, from January to December. Flavius Dalmatius (half-brother of Emperor Constantine) and Domitius Zenophilus were joint consuls in the year 333 A.D. The pilgrim says he departed from Calcedon on the 30th of May, and returned to Constantinople on the 25th of December; thus we can infer that he was in Jerusalem in the months of August or September of the year 333 A.D. back
2. Hannibal (247-183 B.C.) was a famous leader from Carthage (a Phoenician colony in Tunisia). He conducted three fierce wars against the Romans. After his last defeat he left his home town and ended his life by poisoning himself in Bithynia (Turkey). back
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