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  • proper n. Classical name of Malatya.


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From Latin Melitene.


  • For later speaking in one place about the first edict of Diocletian, Eusebius proceeds as follows: "Not long afterwards, as some people in the district called Melitene and other districts throughout Syria attempted to usurp the kingdom, a royal decree went forth to the effect that the head officials of the churches everywhere should be put in prison and chains" (VIII, vi,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • Samosata came and went, the valley began to close in a little, and the road became rougher as the vast force pressed on into Melitene.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Prior to that he had been Count of Edessa and had dwelt to the north of the kingdom with his Armenian wife, Morphia, daughter of Gabriel of Melitene.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • Baldwin, whose wife came from Melitene, but a few miles distant, had a smattering of the native tongue.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • Commagene and Melitene in southern Anatolia and Carchemish in Syria came under Urartian control, and Assyria became practically a vassal of Urartu.

    f. The Neo-Assyrians and the Neo-Babylonians

  • He took the modern Erzerum (928) and Melitene (934) and extended the imperial power to the Euphrates and Tigris.


  • So from Mazaca, Sulla led his neat little army due east across the rolling highlands of Cappadocia, heading for the Euphrates River at the Melitene crossing to Tomisa.

    The Grass Crown

  • Melitene was just an area, it had no town of any size, but the countryside was flat and rich — a part of the Euphrates plain, quite wide between its flanking mountains.

    The Grass Crown

  • Here the people were more numerous but hardly more sophisticated, and clearly they were unused to seeing armies on the march; even Alexander the Great in his tortuous wandering had not visited Melitene.

    The Grass Crown

  • His father was a noble and wealthy citizen of Melitene in Armenia.

    The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March


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