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Sophene
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(Σωφηνή/Sōphēnḗ; Byzantine also Τζοφηνή/Tzophēnḗ). Region to the east of the Euphrates, opposite the Melitene and to the north of Commagene, Urartian Ṣūpā, Assyrian Ṣuppu; Syrian and Armenian documentation. S. was often administratively linked with Sophanene to the east. Geographically S. was usually considered part of Armenia. Kings of S. are documented from the 2nd cent. BC until 54 AD (Tac. Ann. 13,7).

Bibliography

L. Dillemann, Haute Mésopotamie Orientale et pays adjacents, 1962, 116-124 

F. H. Weissbach, s. v. S., RE …

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Kessler, Karlheinz (Emskirchen), “Sophene”, 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 22 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1117050>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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