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Aretas
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(epigraphically hritt = Haritat, Greek Ἀρέτας; Arétas, also Ἀρέθας; Aréthas). Name of several rulers of the Arabian  Nabataeans.

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[1] I. King of the Nabataeans (1st half 2nd cent. BC)

A. I, mentioned in the oldest Nabataean inscription as ‘king of the Nabataeans’ [1. 545 f.], is probably identical to the A., ‘tyrant of the …

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Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main), “Aretas”, 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 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e133900>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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