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Heliocles
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(called Díkaios, Middle Indian Heliyakriya). Greek king of Bactria in the 2nd cent. BC, attested only by his coins. According to Tarn [1] son of Eucratides I and the last Greek king of Bactria, overthrown by nomads in 141/128. Narain [2] and Bopearachchi [3] differentiate between two H.s on numismatic grounds. The second was supposedly a son of the first and ruled in the south of the Hindu Kush.

Bibliography

1 W. W. Tarn, The Greeks in Bactria and India, 21951

2 A. K. Narain, The Indo-Greeks, 1958

3 Bopearachchi, 74-76, 222-225 (H. I.), 9…

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Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki), “Heliocles”, 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 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e506510>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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