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(Middle Persian Narseh, Armenian Nersēh, Greek Ναρσῆς/Narsȇs, also Ναρσαῖος/Narsaȋos).

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[1] Brother of Sapor I, died in AD 302

Brother of Sapor I, when he was prince-governor of (Persian) Armenia in AD 293 he overthrew his great-nephew Wahram III from the Persian throne and documented his success in the Paikuli inscription (cf. [1]). In about 296, N. renewed the conflict with Rome by i…

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Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) and Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Narses”, 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 19 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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