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Flavius Zeuxis’ Inscription
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Detail of the nine line Greek inscription that describes how Flavius Zeuxis, a merchant of Hierapolis, made 72 sea voyages to and from Rome—rounding Cape Malea at the southern tip of the Peloponnese 72 times. The 72 figure probably includes both east and west bound trips which would imply a total of 36 round trips to Rome!

This is a clear indication that sea travel was very common in the days of Paul and of the early church—that is, in the first century A.D.

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