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Parthia
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(Παρθία/Parthía Plut. Antonius 55; Παρθυαία/Parthyaía Pol. 5,44,4; Str. 11,9,1; Παρθυηνή/Parthyēnḗ, distinct from the Parthian Empire Pol. 10,28,7; Str. 11,9,1; Ancient Persian Par θ ava-). Territory south east of the Caspian Sea, bonded to the west by Media, in the north west by Hyrcania, in the east by Margiana (by the Parthian territory of Apauarktikene/Apavortene) and Areia [1].

P.'s geography is dictated by two chains of mountains, the Kopet Dag to the north (along the modern frontier between Iran and Turkmenistan) and the Bīnālūd to the south (north of Nishap…

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Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel), “Parthia”, 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 07 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e909140>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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