(Παραιτακηνή/Paraitakēnḗ; inhabitants: Παρητακηνοί/Par ētakēnoí, among others Hdt. 1,101 and Παραιτάκαι/Paraitálai, Arr. Anab. 3,19,2). Mountainous area in western Iran, enclosed in the north and east by Media, Areia  and Carmania and in the south-west by Susiana. Str. describes the Paraitakēnoí as marauding mountain people (15,3,12).
Cite this pageWiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel), “Paraetacene”, 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 12 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e907780>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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