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Located on the Tigris, south of modern Baghdad.1

Place Type: settlement

Location

  • Coordinates :
    • Lat. 33.09361° Long. 44.58056°2

Brief Descriptions

  • ܬܰܪܬܝܢ ܡܕܝ̈ܢܳܢ ܕܒܰܚܕ̈ܕܐ ܣܒܝܣ̈ܢ ܘܡܶܬܩܰܪ̈ܝܳܢ ܡܕܝ̈ܢܳܬܐ ܐܶܡܐ ܕܰܡܕܝ̈ܢܬܳܐ ܕܦܳܪ̈ܣܳܝܐ ܣܰܐܣܰܐܢܳܝ̈ܐ ܠܬܰܝܡܢܳܗ̇ ܕܒܓܕܕ ܡܰܪܕܶܐ ܫܶܬ ܫܳܥܝ̈ܢ ܘܰܚܪܶܒ̈ܝ ܒܫܘܪܳܝ ܫܘܠܛܳܢܐ ܕܥܰܪ̈ܒܝܐ ܘܰܒܓܰܢܒܗܝܢ ܝܰܘܡܳܢ ܩܪܝܬܳܐ ܕܣܰܠܡܰܐܢ ܒܰܐܟ.3
  • مدينتان متصلتان سميتا بالمدائن عاصمة الفرس الساسانيين، جنوبي بغداد مسيرة ست ساعات، خربتا في صدر الفتح العربي وبجانبهما اليوم قرية سلمان باك.4
  • 483. Seleucia-Ctesiphon1
  • two connected cities. They were the capital of the Sassanids, situated about six hours journey south of Baghdad. Both these cities were destroyed at the beginning of the Arab conquest. Near their site is the present village of Salman Pak.5

Attestation

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

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Works Cited

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  • 1 M. C. Cassis, "Seleucia-Ctesiphon." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), p: 365.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
  • 2 Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), p: 1, 5, 11, 12, 21, 24, 27, 50, 53, 57, 70, 72, 73, 110, 164, 171, 183, 212, 215, 217, 218, 221, 244, 258, 268, 271, 273, 320, 346, 365, 373, 376, 415, 429, map: Map I C2, II C2.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), p: 556.Link to The Srophe web application 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), p: 516.Link to The Srophe web application 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), p: 558.Link to The Srophe web application 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: Seleucia-Ctesiphon.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), p: IV:63.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Ctesiphon — ܩܛܝܣܦܘܢ ” in last modified July 28, 2014, http://syriaca.org/place/58.

Bibliography:

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Ctesiphon — ܩܛܝܣܦܘܢ .” In , edited by ., edited by David A. Michelson et al.. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published July 28, 2014. http://syriaca.org/place/58.

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Entry Title: Ctesiphon — ܩܛܝܣܦܘܢ

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  • Initial Barsoum entry creation by David A. Michelson
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  • Syriac description entry by Robert Aydin
  • Arabic description entry by Dayroyo Roger-Youssef Akhrass
  • Record validation, normalization, and revisions for the second edition (2.0) by David A. Michelson
  • Record validation, normalization, and revisions for the second edition (2.0) by William L. Potter
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