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Origin of the name SARACUS.
Etymology of the name SARACUS.
Meaning of the baby name SARACUS.


SARACUS.  Assuracus, the last king of Assyria.  Also spelled Saruc, which see. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).

... It is uncertain whether the last war with the Medes and final destruction of Nineveh fell into the reign of Asshur-emit-ili, the latest monarch of whom contemporary records have been found, or whether he had a successor in the Saracus of Berosus--the Sardanapalus of the Greeks, under whom the final catastrophe took place.  On the one hand, the number of years from the accession of Esar-haddon to the capture of Nineveh, which is but fifty-five, seems barely to suffice for the three reigns of a father, a son, and a grandson, whence we should conclude that Asshur-emit-ili was probably the last king.  On the other, the difference between the names of Saracus and Asshur-emit-ili is so wide, and the authority of Berosus (from whom the notices of Saracus seem to come) so great, that we are tempted to suspect that Asshur-emit-ili may have been the last king but one, and Saracus (perhaps his brother) have succeeded him. (The History of Herodotus, Rawlinson, v.1, 1862).


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