Question: What name did the Greeks give to the Jordanian city of Amman in the third century BCE? – 2017

What name did the Greeks give to the Jordanian city of Amman in the third century BCE?

  • Bostra
  • Philadelphia
  • Romus
  • Decapolis

Thursday, November 2, 2017

5:29 PM

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· Bostra 10.9%

· Philadelphia 41.9%

When the Egyptian King Ptolemy II Philadelphus conquered the Jordanian city of Amman, he renamed it Philadelphia after himself. Under Greek occupation, the city was part of the Decapolis, Greece’s "Ten Cities." The name Philadelphia remained for the city through the Roman and Byzantine eras. In 106 CE, the city was a part of the Roman province of Arabia and underwent a rebuilding period under the Romans. Ruins from this period remain. Source: Britannica.com

· Romus 20.2%

· Decapolis 27.1%



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