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Abgar
(191 words)

The name of several kings of Osroene in the era from 94 BC to AD 244. Worthy of notice are:

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[1] II. Ariamnes bar Abgar (68-53 BC)

A. II Ariamnes bar Abgar, reigned 68-53 BC. He was accused by the Romans of having caused the catastrophe of Crassus.

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[2] V Ukkāmā (the Black) (4BC to 50 AD)

A. V Ukkāmā (the Black), 4 BC - AD 7 and AD 13-50; played a dubious role …

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Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld), “Abgar”, 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 19 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e100600>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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