Assyria and Syria: Synonyms

@article{Frye1992AssyriaAS,
  title={Assyria and Syria: Synonyms},
  author={R. N. Frye},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  year={1992},
  volume={51},
  pages={281 - 285}
}
  • R. N. Frye
  • Published 1992
  • History
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
  • Confusion has existed between the two similar words “Syria” and “Assyria” throughout history almost down to our own day. Several years ago, an article appeared in this Journal of Near Eastern Studies (Vol. 40 [1981]: 139-40), by John A. Tvedtnes, called “The Origin of the Name ‘Syria’,” in which he rejected the long-accepted statement of Herodotus (7.63) that the Greeks called Assyrians by the name “Syrian” without initial a-. Tvedtnes proposed that the two terms are completely different and… CONTINUE READING
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