Author(s) : Zachos Georgios (12/7/2002)Translation : Panourgia Klio
For citation: Zachos Georgios, "Odaenathus",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=8614>
King of Palmyra in Syria. He contributed to the rebuttal of the Persian invasion into Asia Minor after the arrest of Valerian (260 AD). He defeated and possibly killed the usurper Quietus and his supporter Ballista in 261 AD. He was killed in Emesa of Syria or in Cappadocia in 267 AD.
King of Palmyra
Date and Place of Death
267 AD – Emesa, Syria or Cappadocia
Date and Place of Birth
Beginning of the 3rd century AD – Palmyra
1. Family – Activities
2. Judgement – Assessment
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