Apamea - ܐܘܦܡܝܐ

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One of the earliest Hellenistic city foundations in Syria, Apamea, situated on the Orontes ca. 90 km. south of Antioch, from the 2nd cent. onwards was an important center of Middle- and Neo-Platonist philosophy.1

Place Type: settlement

Location

  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 35.418°
    • Long. 36.398°2

Brief Descriptions

  • ܡܕܝܢܬܳܐ ܗܘܳܬ ܪܰܒܬܐ ܕܰܠܓܰܪܒܰܝ ܡܰܕܢܰܚ ܚܡܳܬ ܘܚܰܪܝܒܳܐ ܗܳܫܐ ܘܡܶܬܐܶܡܰܪ ܠܗ̇ ܩܰܠܥܗ̈ ܐܠܡܨ̇ܝܩ.3
  • مدينة كانت كبيرة في الشمال الشرقي من حماة وهي الآن خربة يقال لها قلعة المضيق4
  • 38. Apamea1
  • once a large city northeast of Ḥama, it is now in ruins and is called Qalʿat al-Madīq.5

Attestation

  • Attestation of name أَفَامِيَة in the Muʿjam al-buldān of Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī.

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Works Cited

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  • 1 Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 23-24.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 2 Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 23–24, 39, 44, 114, 210–211, 348, 442, 452 (fig. 6c), maps: Map I A2.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), pp: 536.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 4 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), pp: 504.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 5 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences, trans. Matti Moosa, 2nd rev. ed. (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2003), pp: 551.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 6 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Apamea.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 7 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), pp: I:269.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record

Names

  • ܐܘܦܡܝܐ
  • Apamea2, 5, 6
  • ܐܘܦܰܡܝܰܐ3
  • ܩܰܠܥܗ̈ ܐܠܡܨ̇ܝܩ3
  • آفامية4
  • أَفَامِيَة7
  • فامية4
  • قلعة المضيق4
  • Qalʿat al-Madīq5

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Apamea — ܐܘܦܡܝܐ ” in The Syriac Gazetteer last modified December 9, 2016, http://syriaca.org/place/11.

Bibliography:

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Apamea — ܐܘܦܡܝܐ .” In The Syriac Gazetteer, edited by Thomas A. Carlson and David A. Michelson. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published December 9, 2016. http://syriaca.org/place/11.

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