Sophene, Gordyene, and Adiabene: Three Regna Minora of Northern Mesopotamia Between East and West
The monograph Sophene, Gordyene, and Adiabene by M. Marciak offers the first-ever comprehensive study of the history and culture of these three ancient countries located in Northern Mesopotamia from the third century BCE to the seventh century CE.
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