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(Δέρβη; Dérbē). City in the south of Lycaonia, now Devri Şehri, north-east of  Laranda. Known first as the residence of Antipater of D. (Cic. Fam. 13,73; Str. 12,1,4; 6,3). The Apostle Paul visited the city on his first and second missionary journeys (Acts 14,6; 16,1). Assigned by Ptolemy to the ‘Cappadocian’ stratēgía Antiochiánē (Ptol. 5,6,16); from the middle of the 2nd cent. AD member of the koinòn Lykaonı́as which was limited to south Lycaonia [1. 38-40, 67]. A Lycaonian diocese from no later …

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Belke, Klaus (Vienna), “Derbe”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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