Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 26 of 123 |

Odaenathus
(426 words)

(Greek Ὀδαίναθος, Odaínathos).

[German version]

[1] Murderer of Septimius O. [2]

O. murdered the ruler of Palmyra, Septimius O. [2], probably in the spring of AD 267, when the latter was travelling through Cappadocia to Heraclea [7] Pontica to expel the Goths from Asia Minor. O. himself was then killed by the guards of his victim (Sync. 717). However, this is contradicted by other sources that name a consobrinus,Maeonius (SHA Tyr. Trig. 15,5; 17,1), or the nep…

Cite this page
Franke, Thomas (Bochum), “Odaenathus”, 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 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e828240>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲