Arabia Petraea -> (error) Stony Arabia

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Arabia Petraea -> Stony Arabia

Stony Arabia

A mistranslation of Arabia Petrœa, where Petræa is supposed to be an adjective formed from the Greek petros (a stone), and not, as it really is, from the city of Petra, the capital of the Nabathæans. This city was called Thamud (rock-built).

Source: http://www.bartleby.com/81/15944.html
« Last Edit: 13 Jan, 2009, 03:20:23 by billberg23 »


 

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