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(Greek Ὑσπαοσίνης/Hyspaosínēs, Σπασίνης/Spasínēs, Πασίνης/Pasínēs; Latin Spaosines, cuneiform Aspasine, name of Iranian origin). Son of Sagdo(do)nacus, founder of a dynasty of independent local rulers in the  Characene, according to Pliny (HN 6,139) king (rex) of the Arabs, who were indeed mentioned in the cuneiform texts of his time but not in connection with him. In c. 165 BC appointed by Antiochus IV as administrator of Eparchia on the Red Sea, he succeeded, in conjunction with the passing of control of southern Mesopotamia from t…

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Oelsner, Joachim (Leipzig), “Hyspaosines”, 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 29 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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