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(Σωζόπετρα/Sōzópetra, also Ζιζόατρα/Zizóatra, Ζάπετρα/Zápetra; in Arabic sources Zibaṭra or Zubaṭra). City in Cappadocia in the strategia of Lauiansene, which borders on Syria (Ptol. 5,7,10), modern Doğanşehir (formerly Viranşehir), 56 km to the southwest of  Melitene.


Hild/Restle, 286 f. 

E. Honigmann, s.v. S., RE 3 A, 1256.

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Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt), “Sozopetra”, 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 17 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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