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Scopelus
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(Σκόπελος; Skópelos). Foothills of the Amanus between Rhosus and Seleucia [2] Pieria (Ptol. 5,15,2) with the cape Ras al-Ḫinzīr. It formed the natural boundary, and in Late Antiquity, also the political boundary between Syria and Cilicia; in the Middle Ages, there were Greek, Syrian, Armenian, and Latin monasteries in this region.

Bibliography

Hild/Hellenkemper, s. v. Ras al-Hinzir, s. v. Skopelos.

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Hild, Friedrich (Vienna), “Scopelus”, 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 15 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1115340>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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