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ARTEMION , leader of the Jewish uprising in Cyprus during the reign of Trajan (115–17 c.e.). According to Dio Cassius (the only author who actually refers to Artemion by name) the insurrection claimed 240,000 victims; other sources (Eusebius) allude to the total destruction of the capital, Salamis. With the suppression of the revolt, all Jews were prohibited on penalty of death to set foot on the island.


Dio Cassius, Historia Romana, 68:32; Reinach, Textes, 196, no. 112; Schuerer, Hist, 292.

[Isaiah Gafni]