Saturday, July 11, 2009

Journey to Caesarea Palaestina

Tomorrow, I plan to travel to Caesarea, the Roman city built over the site of a Phoenician port and dedicated to Augustus Caesar. In 'The Jewish War', Flavius Josephus gave a 'lavish' description of the splendour of the city, built under the reign of King Herod. You can find the original text at http://www.gutenberg.org/, chapter 21, paragraph 5. Already I have learned the good pronunciation of Caesarea by an Israelian acquaintance. Don't put the emphasis on the first syllable of 'Caesar'-ea, but on the last Cae-'sarea'. Odd. Hopefully, it won't be as warm tomorrow as it is today, 33 degree Celsius!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Rien,
    One down, three (?) to go!
    Looking forward to see some pictures of (you at) Caesarea.
    Ciao,
    Perry

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