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(historical) Name of numerous cities and locations in the Roman Empire, among them Caesarea Mazaca, capital of Cappadocia (modern Kayseri) and Caesarea Maritima, capital of province Palestine.
From Latin Caesarēa, from Caesar.
Commentaries on the book were written by Andreas, archbishop of Caesarea, in the 5th century, and Arethas in the 9th.
It is doubtful, however, if Alcantara marks the site of any Roman town, though archaeologists have sometimes identified it either with Norba Caesarea or with Interamnium.
Basil was born about 330 at Caesarea in Cappadocia.
In 370 Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea, died, and Basil was chosen to succeed him.
Caesarea was an important diocese, and its bishop was, ex officio, exarch of the great diocese of Pontus.
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