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Abba
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(Ἄββα; Ábba, varia lectio Obba, Liv. 30,7,10). Town in  Africa proconsularis .  Syphax retreated to A. in 203 BC, after his encampment near  Utica had been burned down by C.  Laelius and  Massinissa (Pol. 14,6,12; 7,5). A.'s location most likely corresponds to either the modern Henchir Bou Djaoua or Henchir Merkeb en-Nabi [1. 430 f.].

Bibliography

1 F. W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius 2, 1967.

AATun 100, sheet 29, no. 87 f.

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Huß, Werner (Bamberg), “Abba”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 29 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e100330>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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