JERUSALEM, Splendid in Ancient Eyes
Pliny the Elder, one of the great scholars of ancient Rome, wrote in his Natural History:
... Jerusalem, the most illustrious city of the East by far, not merely of Judea...
... Hierosolyma, longe clarissima urbium Orientis non Iudaeae modo...
Naturalis Historia, V:70 [translation by Eliyahu m'Tsiyon -- Latin original in Loeb Classical Library edition of Natural History and in M. Stern, Greek and Latin Authors on Jews and Judaism (Jerusalem: Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1974), p 469]
Note that the country in which Jerusalem is located is called Judea (IVDAEA), not by the P-name.
Coming soon. Karl Marx on Muslim & Christian oppression of Jews in Jerusalem. Was Marx politically incorrect?