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(Κομμαγηνή; Kommagēnḗ). Region between the west bank of the  Euphrates [2] and the south-eastern slopes of the  Taurus, in south-eastern Turkey, approximately to be identified with the Turkish province of Adıyaman. The Taurus to the north separates it from the province of Malatya; to the west and the south there is a gradual transition to the provinces of Maraş and Gaziantep as far as the region of Jerablus ( Karkemiš) on the border with Syria. In recent decades the landscape has been permanently altered by the damming of the Euphrates north of Mo…

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Kühne, Hartmut (Berlin), “Commagene”, 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 28 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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