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(Συρία/Syría, Συρίη/Syríē, Hdt. 2,12; 116; Ἀσσυρία/Assyría; Latin Syria, Assyria).

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I. Geography

The use of the geographical term S. requires further definition, because S. did not constitute an independent political territory throughout the historical period of the Ancient Near East. Polycentricity and incorporation in other systems of rule only came to an end…

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Klengel, Horst (Berlin) and E.M.R., “Syria”, 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 21 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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