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ALEXANDRION; SARTABA A fortress built by the Hasmonean king, Alexander Jannaeus, on the northwestern border of Judea, west of the Jordan (Josephus, Antiq. xiii, 417). In 63 bc his widow, Alexandra, sought refuge at Alexandrion with her son Aristobulus, who fought Pompey there (Josephus, War i, 134).