sardanapalus

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Sardanapalus (ˌsɑːdəˈnæpələs)
 
n
the Greek name of Ashurbanipal

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sardanapalus

legendary king of Assyria. He apparently represents an amalgamation of the characters and tragic fates of three Assyrian rulers: Ashurbanipal (q.v.; ruled 668-627 BC); his brother, Shamash-shum-ukin; and the last Assyrian king, Sin-shar-ishkun.

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