Ctesiphon
geographical name ancient city central Iraq on the Tigris opposite Seleucia capital of Parthia & of later Sassanid empire

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  • Ctesiphon — Ctésiphon Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ctésiphon (orateur) pour l orateur athénien. 33° 05′ 37″ N 44° 34′&# …   Wikipédia en Français

  • CTÉSIPHON — Ancienne ville parthe, située sur la rive gauche du Tigre, au sud est de l’actuelle Bagdad. De cette résidence d’hiver des souverains parthes puis sassanides, il subsiste les vestiges d’un gigantesque palais voûté, le Taq Kisra, dont la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • CTESIPHON — CTESIPHON, in ancient times a city on the west bank of the Tigris, opposite the Hellenistic city of Seleucia, 25 mi. (40 km.) S.E. of modern Baghdad. Though greatly influenced by its Hellenistic origins Ctesiphon was basically a Persian city. A… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ctesiphon — [tes′ə fän΄] ancient ruined city on the Tigris, near Baghdad, in present day Iraq (fl. 1st cent. B.C. 5th cent. A.D. ) …   English World dictionary

  • Ctesiphon — For other uses, see Ctesiphon (disambiguation). Coordinates: 33°05′37″N 44°34′50″E / 33.09361°N 44.58056°E / 33.09361; 44.58056 …   Wikipedia

  • Ctésiphon — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ctésiphon (homonymie). Ctésiphon Salman Pak, Al Madâ in Localisation Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ctesiphon — /tes euh fon /, n. a ruined city in Iraq, on the Tigris, near Baghdad: an ancient capital of Parthia. * * * Ancient city, central Mesopotamia. Located on the Tigris River, southeast of modern Baghdad, Iraq, it was first a Greek army camp opposite …   Universalium

  • Ctesiphon —    An important Mesopotamian city lying about 22 miles (35 km) south of modern Baghdad, Iraq. Ctesiphon was constructed by the Parthians after they took central Mesopotamia from the Seleucids in the second century B.C. The city became the… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • CTESIPHON — I. CTESIPHON Atheniensis, decretô Atheniensibus persuasit, coronari oportere Demosthenem aureâ coronâ in theatro, probitatis, et virtutis omnis generis ergo. Ob id ab Aeschine, Demosthenis inimico, tamquam perniciosi decreti auctor accusatus,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Ctesiphon — noun /ˈtɛsɨfɒn/ Ancient ruined city on the Tigris, near Baghdad, in present day Iraq. Capital of Parthia and later of Sassanid Empire. Abandoned in 7th and 8th centuries …   Wiktionary

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