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BOLBE´NE

BOLBE´NE (Βολβηνή), a district of Armenia Major, which Ptolemy (5.13) places to the W. Eustathius, in his commentary on Dionysius Periegetes (Geog. Graec. Min. vol. iv. p. 124), in his account of the changes made by the Emperor Justinian in the division of Roman Armenia, mentions a subdivision of Armenia IV. by the name of Balbitene (Βαλβιτηνή), which probably represented the Bolbene of Ptolemy. (St. Martin, Mém. sur l'Armenie, vol. i. p. 24.)

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