Samaria was renamed Sebastos, which is the Greek name (used in the East) for the Latin Augustus (the majestic); Stratonos Pyrgos was renamed Caesarea (Maritima); and a temple dedicated to Augustus at Banias, where Philip later founded a city, was renamed Caesarea Banias, also known as Caesarea Philippi.


See, in particular, John J. Rousseau and Rami Arav, Jesus and His World (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995).