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(Φράασπα/Phráaspa: Steph. Byz.; Φράατα/Phráata: Plut. Antonius 38,2; Πράασπα/Práaspa: Cass. Dio 49, 25,3; identical to Οὐέρα/Ouéra = Vera: Str. 11,13,3). Probably a citadel in the city of Gaza(ka) in Media Atropatene (near modern Laylān on Lake Urmia?), Antony's [I 9] base in the Parthian campaign in 36 BC; not identical to Šīs.


1 M. Schottky, Media Atropatene und Groß-Armenien in hellenistischer Zeit, 1989, Index s.v.

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Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel), “Phraaspa”, 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 12 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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