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The river Batman, in eastern Turkey / Kurdistan, was part of the Roman frontier, probably between 298 and 363, and perhaps even later. TIgranocerta/Martyropolis was situated on its west bank. It was called Nymphius, I think. Does anyone know whether 298 and 363 are correct? The site was fortified by Justinian, which suggests that the Batman was Rome's frontier at a later stage.
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Sorry. Couldn´t resist....
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
......you just have beaten me, (I should have risen earlier-- a just punishment , this :mrgreen: ) cajustarquinius !

Greez

Simplex
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It was only to be expected. Still, at least it's a fine picture, worthy of the Dark Knight.
Frontiers were often fluid, especially in such places where natural defences were lacking. Judging from some pictures I found, if the river was of similar size in antiquity it was almost literally a stone-throw's in width. Couldn't it have been part of the frontier on multiple occasions?
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Sorry. Couldn´t resist....

He is still around...Here is a picture I took in Istanbul last year Smile
Quote:Frontiers were often fluid, especially in such places where natural defences were lacking.
In the meantime, I found it. It was specifically laid down in two treaties: the one of 363, in which Jovian accepted the loss of the Transtigritane provinces plus Nisibis; and later in the division of Armenia between Theodosius I and Bahram II.

And here is the real Batman: http://www.livius.org/no-nz/nymphius/nymphius.html
That part of the Livius site is a fantastic resource Jona, I've used it extensively when writing Roman fiction.
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Smile
"I am the Batman!"

"No, I am the Batman!"

"No, I am the Batman!"

(With subtitles in the Batman's mother tongue.)
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Thanks, Guys!! I needed a good laugh; it's Monday after all :lol:

Seriously, though, it is interesting about the Batman River as the Romans did use other rather small rivers for "boundaries" - think the Rubicon in Italy - it is not much of a river.
LOL Big Grin Just great!
Quote:Seriously, though, it is interesting about the Batman River as the Romans did use other rather small rivers for "boundaries" - think the Rubicon in Italy - it is not much of a river.
The Vinxtbach is even smaller. The border between Germania Superior and Raetia near the Schwabisch Gmund is almost nothing.
Isn't it pronounced "Bot Mon"?

(sorry for being a party pooper)
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