- a ruined city in Iraq, on the Tigris, near Baghdad: an ancient capital of Parthia.
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Both built themselves new capitals, the Persian in Ctesiphon in Mesopotamia; the Romans in Constantinople.David's Book Club: In the Shadow of the Sword
June 4, 2012
He marched up with the Division to Kut, and eventually on to Ctesiphon.In Mesopotamia
Julian had now reached the western suburb of Ctesiphon, which had lost its old name of Seleucia and was known as Coche.
Julian and his advisers must have seen at a glance that if the Romans were not to attack Ctesiphon, they must retreat.
The sack of Ctesiphon was followed by its desertion and gradual decay.
In the time of Julian, it must have fallen into the Euphrates, below Ctesiphon.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)
- an ancient city on the River Tigris about 100 km (60 miles) above Babylon. First mentioned in 221 bc, it was destroyed in the 7th and 8th centuries ad
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