Definitions for ctesiphonˈtɛs əˌfɒn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a ruined city in Iraq, on the Tigris, near Baghdad: an ancient capital of Parthia.
Category: Ancient History, Geography (places)
Ancient ruined city on the Tigris, near Baghdad, in present-day Iraq. Capital of Parthia and later of Sassanid Empire. Abandoned in 7th and 8th centuries.
Origin: From Ctesiphon, from Κτησιφῶν.
Ctesiphon was the imperial capital of the Persian Empire in Parthian and Sassanian times. It was one of the great cities of late ancient Mesopotamia. The ruins of the city are located on the east bank of the Tigris, across the river from the Hellenistic city of Seleucia. Today, the remains of the city lies in Baghdad Governorate, Iraq, approximately 35 km south of the city of Baghdad.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an Athenian who, having proposed that the city should confer a crown of gold on Demosthenes, was accused by Æschines of violating the law in so doing, but was acquitted after an eloquent oration by Demosthenes in his defence.
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