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Hyrcanus
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Epithet of Jews, after  Hyrcania on the Caspian Sea, introduced by repatriates from the diaspora there.

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[1] Around 200 BC

Son of the Ptolemaic general tax leaseholder of Coile Syria and Phoenicia, Josephus, from the Jewish magnate family of the Tobiads. After the conquest of Ptolemaic Syria by  Antiochus [5] III in the year 200 BC he retreated to Trans-Jordan, where h…

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Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main), “Hyrcanus”, 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 25 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e520280>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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