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The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Sergio La PortaSergio La Porta

The geographical term Armenia denotes the high plateau in central and eastern *Anatolia that is located roughly between 38 and 48 degrees east longitude and 37 and 41 degrees north latitude. Among the diversity of ethnicities residing on the Armenian plateau in Antiquity, the Armenian-speakers came to prominence during the Achaemenid period. The first historical mention of Armenia, as ‘Armina’, occurs in an ... ...

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