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  • proper noun Alternative spelling of Osroene.


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  • Roman times it was known as Osrhoene; but this name was scarcely in use before the time of the Antonines.

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  • In A.D. 177, King Abgar of Osrhoene, a kingdom of Nabatean tribes from the northern Arabian Peninsula, made the city his capital, first under the protection of the Parthian Empire of ancient Persia.

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  • But the Romans had every legionary trained in the use of the javelin pilum and and lots of archer auxiliary mostly from the east - light mounted archers with composite or recurve bows from Numidia, Osrhoene and Parthia, foot archers from Syria, even specialised slingers from the Balearic isles.

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  • His first move (in the year Gaius Marius died) was to invade in succession the petty kingdoms of Sophene, Gordyene, Adiabene, and finally Osrhoene.

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  • But rather than entrust such commercial enterprises as toll collecting to his own Armenians, Tigranes wooed and won over the Skenite Arabs who controlled the arid regions between the Euphrates and the Tigris south of Osrhoene, and exacted tolls on every caravan which passed across their territory.

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  • Their names Sulla found unpronounceable, but each produced a Greek epithet to glorify his name, so Sulla called Commagene, Epiphanes, and Osrhoene, Philoromaios.

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  • In Edessa he visited Philoromaios the King, and found Osrhoene only too pleased to give this strange Roman whatever he wanted.

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  • Sure enough, when he came down from the crags south of Amida onto the plains of Osrhoene he found the harvests in, and bread aplenty as a result.

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  • "And he is not far away," said Osrhoene, equally seriously.

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  • The one he had been given by the King of Osrhoene had been joined by five others, the gift of the Parthian Orobazus.

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