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Theodosiopolis
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(Θεοδοσιόπολις/Theodosiópolis, Θεοδοσιούπολις/Theodosioúpolis).

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[1] Modern Ras al-Ain, Syria

T. in Osroene (in northern Mesopotamia), according to Procop. BP 2,19,29 (cf. Aed. 2,2,16) on the Ḫabur about 40 miles (= 60 km) from Dara, the village of Resaeina (= Ras al-Ain at the source of the Ḫabur) elevated c. AD 383 by Theodosius [2] I to a city (Malalas 13,40 p. 345 Dindorf). Iustinianus [1] I further increased the fortification of T., which was situated at the end of the Byzantine Lime…

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Röllig, Wolfgang (Tübingen) and Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum), “Theodosiopolis”, 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 08 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1208460>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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