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Prophthasia
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(Προφθασία/Prophthasía, Str. 11,8,9; 15,2,8; Ptol. 6,19,4; 8,25,8 N.; Isidorus of Charax, Stathmoí Parthikoí 16 = GGM 1,253: Φρά/Phrá in Ἀναύων χώρα/Anaúōn chṓra that is otherwise unknown; Plin. HN 6,61: P.). Possibly the city of Φράδα/Phráda (Charax of Pergamum FGrH 103 F 20) renamed in this way by Alexander [4] the Great probably in 330 BC in the region of Drangiana, generally identified with modern Farāh in Afghanistan.

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Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) and Brentjes, Burchard (Berlin), “Prophthasia”, 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 30 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1010640>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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