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Parthians
(1,586 words)

(Πάρθοι/Párthoi, Hdt. 3,93 i.a.; Παρθυαῖοι/Parthyaîoi Pol. 10,31,15; App. Syr. 65 i.a.; Latin Parthi, Just. Epit. 41,1,1 et passim. In a narrower sense a term for the inhabitants of the province of Parthia and/or the Parni, who invaded Parthia, and in a wider sense the inhabitants of the Arsacid Empire (Arsaces) or their political elite.

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I. Evidence

In the written tradition (for a discussion of the evidence and literature concerning it see [21]; see also [19. 117-1…

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Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel), “Parthians”, 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 21 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e909030>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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