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Thagora
Thagora is located in Algeria
Thagora
Shown within Algeria
LocationAlgeria
Coordinates36°10′N 8°02′E / 36.167°N 8.033°E / 36.167; 8.033Coordinates: 36°10′N 8°02′E / 36.167°N 8.033°E / 36.167; 8.033

Thagora was a Carthaginian and Roman town at what is now Taoura, Algeria.

Name[edit]

The Punic form of its name was TGRN (𐤕‬𐤂‬𐤓𐤍).[1] The Tabula Peutingeriana calls it Thacora.

History[edit]

Thagora was an inland trading post controlled by Carthage. It was about 64 kilometers (40 mi) southeast of Hippo Regius.[1] It minted bronze coins with a bearded head obverse and a prancing horse beneath a star reverse.[1]

Under the Romans, it formed part of the province of Numidia.

Religion[edit]

Thagora was a Christian bishopric. The names of three of its diocesan bishops are known.[2] It fell into abeyance following the Islamic conquest of the Maghreb but was revived by the Roman Catholic Church as a titular see.[3]

List of bishops[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Head & al. (1911), p. 887.
  2. ^ Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa christiana, Volume I, Brescia 1816, p. 300
  3. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 981

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