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date: 30 March 2020

Edessa (mod. Urfa, from the indigenous Urhai, whence also Gk. Ὀρροηνή, Lat. Orr(h)ei), 

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The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
Eric William GrayEric William Gray, Amélie KuhrtAmélie Kuhrt

old centre of the moon-god cult attested in neo-Assyrian and neo-Babylonian sources and later the capital of *Osroëne. It was favourably situated in a ring of hills open to the south and surrounded by a fertile plain. It was refounded as a military settlement by ... ...

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