See the curious treatise de Dea Syria, inserted among
the works of Lucian (tom. iii. p. 451-490, edit. Reitz.).
The singular appellation of Ninus vetus (Ammian. xiv. 8)
might induce a suspicion that Hierapolis had been the royal
seat of the Assyrians.
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