previous next


ANTHEMU´SIA (Ἀνθεηουδία, Ἀνθεμοῦς: Eth. Ἀνθεμούδιος), a town of Mesopotamia. Strabo (p. [p. 1.140]347) speaks of the Aborras (Khabur) flowing around or about Anthemusia, and it seems that he must mean the region Anthemusia. Tacitus (Tac. Ann. 6.41) gives the town what is probably its genuine Greek name, Anthemusias, for it was one of the Macedonian foundations in this country. According to Isidore of Charax, it lies between Edessa (Orfa) and the Euphrates, 4 schoeni from Edessa. There is another passage in Strabo in which he speaks of Anthemusia as a place (τόπος) in Mesopotamia, and he seems to place it near the Euphrates. In the notes to Harduin‘s Pliny (5.24), a Roman brass coin of Anthemusia or Anthemus, as it was also called, is mentioned, of the time of Caracalla, with the epigraph Ἀνθεμουδ́ιων.


hide References (2 total)
  • Cross-references from this page (2):
    • Tacitus, Annales, 6.41
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.24
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: