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Ecbatana
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(ancient Persian Hāgmātana, Greek Ἐκβάτανα, Ἀκβάτανα; Ekbátana, Akbátana), today Hamadān. Median capital, summer residence of the  Achaemenids (Xen. An. 3,5,15; Xen. Cyr. 8,6,22; Ael. NA 3,13; 10,6; Ezra 6,2) and Arsacids ( Arsaces; Curt. 5,8,1; Str. 11,524), Seleucid Ἐπιφάνεια/Epipháneia (Steph. Byz. s.v. Ἀκβάτανα), later overtaken by Rhages. Today, the ruins of E. are…

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Calmeyer, Peter (Berlin), “Ecbatana”, 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 05 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e327890>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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