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Founded by Artaxias on the advice of Hannibal (188 BC), capital of Armenia (today Artashat, south-east of Jerewan), on the left bank of the Araxes (today Aras), also called Ἀρταξιάσατα (Artaxiásata) by Str. 11.14.5-6, otherwise attested by App. Mith. 104 (Ἀρτάξατα ἡ βασίλειος), Plut. Luc. 31.3 (τὸ Τιγράνου βασίλειον), Cass. Dio 36.51; 188.8.131.52 and Ptol. 5.12.5; 8.19.10; Tac. Ann. 2.56 and passim.
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Brentjes, Burchard (Berlin) and
Treidler, Hans (Berlin),
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 20 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e202010>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510