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Aemilius Scaurus, Marcus

(RE 141) son of M. Aemilius Scaurus (1) and Caecilia Metella (1), hence stepson of L. Cornelius Sulla. Quaestor under Pompey c.65 bc, he intervened in Judaea and Nabataea, ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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...Tripolis, Sidon, and Ashkelon became free cities directed by their own boules. [See Ashkelon .] The Decapolis also was founded at this time. [See Decapolis .] The names of more than one hundred Roman governors of Syria are now known. In order, the first three were Aemilius Scaurus ; A. Gabinus ( 57 bce ), who had broad administrative and military power; and Crassus, the very rich triumvir who was defeated by the Parthians at Carrhes ( 35 bce ). Pompey, some years earlier, had reorganized the fortifications on the Euphrates to protect the eastern...

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