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AZIZ °, king of Emesa in Syria (d. 54 c.e.). Aziz succeeded Sampigermos, who had diplomatic and family relationships with *Agrippa i, king of Judea. These ties were strengthened when Aziz married Drusilla, Agrippa ii's sister, and even agreed to undergo circumcision. The marriage did not last long, for *Felix, the procurator of Judea, was infatuated with her and married her. Aziz died in the first year of Nero's reign and was succeeded by his brother Soemis.


Jos., Ant., 18:135; 19:338; 20:139 ff., 158; J. Marquardt, Roemische Staatsverwaltung, 1 (1881), 403–4; Schuerer, Gesch 1 (19044), 537, n. 2, 573, 591.

[Lea Roth]