or Emissa (Ἔμισσα). A city of Syria
on the east bank of the Orontes, the native city of Iulia Domna, Elagabalus (q.v.), and of Alexander Severus. It was
the scene of the decisive battle between Aurelian and Zenobia (A.D. 273).
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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