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- a city in Syria
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Antiochus recovers Damascus from the garrison of Ptolemy.
The Egyptians besiege Damascus, but it is relieved by Seleucus.
hteousness", the leader of the Essenes, who is in exile at Damascus.
Alexander Zabinas defeats Demetrius near Damascus.
Antiochus Dionysius is proclaimed king at Damascus.
Milesius, the governor of Damascus, repels an attack by Philippus.
Aretas gains control of Damascus.
Lollius and Metellus capture Damascus.
The birth of Nicolaus of Damascus.
Pompeius marches to Damascus, establishing Roman control over Tripoli
Pompeius receives envoys from Hyrcanus and Aristobulus at Damascus.
Nicolaus of Damascus is given a thorough education by his father Anti
The death of Antipater, the father of Nicolaus of Damascus.
through the country as far as Damascus. 63 Then Jonatha
broke camp and went to Damascus, and marched through all
Ptolemais. The king went to Damascus. He left one company of
Cappadocian, Nicolaus of Damascus, Timagenes, Castor the
from Babylon by way of Damascus to Ptolemy the son
eidonius says is made in Damascus of Syria, from vines whi
But Nicolaus of Damascus, one of the philosophers of
ury." But Nicolaus of Damascus,- and he was one of the
sound." And Nicolaus of Damascus, in the hundred and four
the kingdom, as Nicolaus of Damascus tells us. And
narch after he had taken Damascus, and after he had become
and because Nicolaus of Damascus, who was his friend, was
wolf lykos And Nicolaus of Damascus, in the hundred and eighth
der [Ben-Hadad], king of Damascus, attacked Samaria with
ompeius was staying near Damascus in Syria, he was approac
Syria, but his siege of Damascus and Orthosia was stopped
defeated in a battle at Damascus, and fled to Tyre, but
patronage of Nicolaus of Damascus; for Agrippa gave senten
ver all the country, as far as Damascus.  But when
captives, and came to Damascus, and there sold off what
ns; of which Nicolaus of Damascus is a witness for us; who
Strabo and Nicolaus [of Damascus] affirm, that they used
Cnidus, and made him king of Damascus.  Both these
dominion, and carne to Damascus, and got the power into
nment by those that held Damascus, by reason of the hatred
stobulus with an army to Damascus against Ptolemy, who
true that Nicolaus of Damascus says, that Antipater was
when Scaurus was come to Damascus, and found that Lollius
caurus returned to Damascus again; and Aristobulus, with
terward Pompeius came to Damascus, and marched over Coele
ched into the country of Damascus; and as he went along
he came from Pella to Damascus;  and there it was
xiliaries that came from Damascus, and the other parts of
Strabo and Nicolaus [of Damascus]; and besides these two,
Now Nicolaus of Damascus, and Strabo of Cappadocia, bot
So he retired to Damascus, as though he fled from the
Fabius, the prefect of Damascus, and was desirous to run
and came to Apameia and Damascus, and passed on to Judaea,
the country of the Damascenes, while Zenodorus did not
was that the people of Damascus, out of their hatred to
dra sent out her army to Damascus, under pretence that Pto
anes; so Scaurus came to Damascus, which had been lately
retired to Sextus, to Damascus, and got every thing rea
Fabius, the governor of Damascus, and as he was going to
she came by Apameia and Damascus into Judaea and there
Trachonitis among the Damascenes; who thereupon had rec
robbers that had come against Damascus. He also made him
ymnasia at Tripolis, and Damascus, and Ptolemais; he built
gin of the Jews was from Damascus, a most famous city of
red [T2] Sophronius of Damascus, writing in the seventh
history of Nicolaus of Damascus and of the life of the
history of Nicolaus of Damascus ]
called by the name of his home city [Damascus]. He
and the more inland part Damascena, and that still further south
list; most however include Damascus, with its fertile water-meadows
and 27 miles less from Damascus.
is half as far as Damascus is from Petra. Quite near
Thebes in Egypt and of Damascus in Syria. The latter variety
Alabastrum in Egypt and at Damascus in Syria, is a white
strong garrison defended Damascus against Antiochus so abl
nian wine, which is grown near Damascus.  [278.K] &
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