- ancient name of Latakia.
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Laodicea is now Latakia, and is famous for the tobacco grown in the neighbourhood.
Joppa towards the south was balanced by Ramantha, or Laodicea, towards the north.
I have to preside at Laodicea while some Plotius is giving judgment at Rome.The Life of Cicero
He is in Asia, citing the Council of Laodicea against the theatre.
Do you not read what he saith to the church of Laodicea, Rev. iii.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)
- the ancient name of several Greek cities in W Asia, notably of Latakia
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