The facts are briefly stated in Duval's Litterature syriaque, p. 192.
" This is probably a later addition made to the legend at a time when such facts as the capture of Edessa by Lusius Quietus in 116 and its second capture and the destruction of its kingdom by the Romans in 216 had faded from memory.6 4 On the mechanism of Syriac verse, see Duval's admirable section on la poesie syriaque (Litt.
Syriaque, 1 9 00, p. 325).
P. Badger, The Nestorians (London, 1852); Rubens Duval, La literature syriaque (Paris, 18 99); G.
Syriaque, p. 19).