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Arabia [II]
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II. Roman province

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A. Territory of the province

Following the death of Rabbel II, the kingdom of the Nabataei was annexed, probably after 22 March, AD 106, by the governor of Syria, A. Cornelius [II 38] Palma Frontonianus, to form the core of a new province of A. (Cass. Dio 68,14,5; Amm. Marc. 14,8,13). Also added to the new province were parts of the Dekapolis , i.e. Adraha (present-day Darā), Gerasa (present-day Ǧaraš), Philadelphia (Rabbath-Ammon, modern Ammān), possibly Dion (near Pella [2], location not identified…

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R.HAE., “Arabia [II]”, 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 05 August 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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