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ID: 7030348
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Syria (province)  Syria (province)

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 12 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.2000  decimal degrees
Long: 036 09 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 36.1500  decimal degrees

Note: Upon Pompey's defeat of Tigranes of Armenia, he made Syria a Roman province (64 BCE). Under the early empire, Syria, which stretched northeast to the upper Euphrates and, until 73 CE, included eastern Cilicia, became one of the most important provinces. Later Ituraea was incorporated and Judaea became its own province (later Syria Palaestina). Commagene was permanently annexed by Vespasian in 72 and the important caravan city of Palmyra came under Roman control, possibly during the reign of Tiberius. The province of Syria was itself divided into Syria Coele in the north and Syria Phoenice in the south. By the early 5th century it was subdivided into at least five provinces. The frontiers of the province were guarded by a fortified limes system.

Names:
Syria (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Syria (province)  ........  Syria (province) (P)

Place Types:
province (preferred, H)  ............  of the Roman Empire, from 64 BCE

Related geographic places:
distinguished from ....  Syria .......... (nation)
..................................  (World, Asia) [1000140]

Sources and Contributors:
Syria..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 89
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 27 July 2004
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 89
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 27 July 2004

 

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