The Arsacid kingdom in the 1st and 2nd cents. AD (to AD 224)
The Parthians, or to use the name of the ruling dynasty, the Arsacids, built a kingdom from the 3rd cent. BC in what is now Iran, taking the place of the Seleucids; it encompassed large parts of Mesopotamia, the south-eastern portion of Central Asia and some adjoining peripheral zones, and it formed the link between the Graeco-Roman world on the one hand and Central Asia (and China) on the other. Many details…
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“The Arsacid kingdom in the 1st and 2nd cents. AD (to AD 224)”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists.
Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA214>