Aornus
(146 words)

[German version]

[1] City in Bactria

A city in Bactria, named only by Arr. Anab. 3,29,1, apart from Bactra (today Balch) the greatest city of this land, and probably identical with the present-day Tashkurgan [1]. In the castle of A., Alexander left behind a garrison in 329 BC.

Bibliography

1 Atlas of the World II, Pakistan, Kashmir, Afghanistan, 1959, pl. 31.

[German version]

[2] Mountain fortress near the Indus

Mountain fortress near the Indus, allegedly conquered by H…

Cite this page
Brentjes, Burchard (Berlin) and Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki), “Aornus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e126660>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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