Zabdicene

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Zabdicene (Armenian: Ծավդեք or Զավդեք, romanizedTsavdek' or Zavdek'; Greek: Ζαβδικηνή, romanizedZavdikene; Latin: Zabdiccena; Classical Syriac: Zawdai‎) was a Carduchian[1] principality in southeastern Anatolia, in today's Turkey. It was located west of Ake, southwest of Anjewaci and north of Adiabene.

Bezabde and Phinika (Pinaka, Finik) were located in Zabdicene.[2] In 363, Zabdicene and its cities and fortresses were ceded to the Sasanian Empire.[2] The principality declined by the mid-fifth century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ C. Toumanoff, Introduction to Christian Caucasian History II: Status and Dynasties of the Formative Period, Traditio, Vol. XVII, pp.1–107, 1961, Fordham University Press, New York. (see p.31-32-49)
  2. ^ a b Crow 2018, p. 1605.

Sources[edit]

  • Crow, James (2018). "Zabdicene". In Nicholson, Oliver (ed.). The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity. Oxford University Press.