from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of the family Emesidæ. E. longipes is a common species in the United States.


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  • The SAIPA 132 will be manufactured under the name Emesa which is the ancient name for Homs, IRNA reported.

  • Thence it is a day's journey to Emesa, which is a city of the Zemarites, where about twenty

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  • After a crushing defeat, the remaining Palmyrenes briefly fled into Antioch and into Emesa.

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  • Zenobia was unable to remove her treasury at Emesa before Aurelian successfully entered and besieged Emesa.

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  • Best known as the home of the cult of the Emesene sun god Elagabal, Emesa drew pilgrims journeying to worship a cult object in the form of a large conical black stone.

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  • As with the first meetings of other emperors and their consorts, such as Titus and Berenice or Livia and Augustus, we do not know when or where Domna met her future husband, who was still married at the time of his visit to Emesa.

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  • Fourteen-year-old Avitus was paraded before legionary troops stationed near Emesa.

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  • She hailed from the city of Emesa modern Homs, located in the fertile valley of the River Orontes in central Syria.

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  • Thanks to its rich, volcanic soil, which nourished well-watered crops of wheat, fruit, and olives, and its location on the Orontes trade route, Emesa was a wealthy city, though an obscure one in political terms.

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  • This was unlike the earlier Julio-Claudians, whose women belonged to old and powerful Roman families, or later with the empresses of the Severan dynasty most of them mothers of emperors and themselves belonging to a powerful priestly family from Emesa (Homs in Syria).

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