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Gandaritis
(210 words)

[German version]

(Greek Γανδαρικὴ χώρα /Gandaríkē chṓra; Ethnic groups: Gandarai, Gandarioi), district on the Kābul. According to Herodotus (3,91), the Gandarioi, together with the tribes of the Sattagydai, Aparytai and Dadikai, formed the ancient Persian Empire's seventh satrapy, which essentially covered the Kabulistan alpine territory intersected by the Cophen, between Paropanisos (Hindu Kush) and the upper Indus, and the mountain range itself.

In spite of difficult passes along the Cophen, the routes through G. were used, from at least the 4th cent. B…

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Brentjes, Burchard (Berlin) and Duchesne-Guillemin, Jacques (Liege), “Gandaritis”, 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 04 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e418800>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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