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Amanus
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[German version]

(Ἀμανός; Amanós, today Nur Daǧları), mountain range in north north-east-south south-west direction on the Cilician-Syrian border between the basin of Germanicaea (today Maraş) and Cape Scopelus (today Hınzır Burnu). Crossings: Bahçe pass, Beylan /Belen pass. Seat of the Eleutherocilices defeated by Cicero (Cic. Fam. 15,4; Att. 5,20). The battles of Alexander against  Darius III (in 333 BC) and of  Septimius Severus against  Pescennius Niger (in AD 194), among others, took place [1] on the narrow coastal plain before the A. with the strand pass of the  Cilician Gate…

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Täuber, Hans (Vienna), “Amanus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e117130>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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