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Rhagae
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(ἡ Ῥάγα/hē Rhága: Str. 11,13,6; ἡ Ῥάγη/hē Rhágē: Tobit 6,10; Ῥάγοι/Rhágoi: Tobit 1,14 et alibi; (αἱ) Ῥάγαι/(hai) Rhágai: Str. 11,9,1; Arr. Anab. 3,20,2 etc.). City (and district with a large population) of eastern Media, today an expanse of ruins south of Tehran. In the district of (Old Persian) Ragā (Elamic Rakka, Babylonian Raga), Darius [1] I captured the Median rebel Fravarti (Phraortes [3]) in 521 ([3. DB II 70 ff.]). In the summer of 330, Alexander [4] the Great rested his troops in R. for five days while in pursuit of Darius [3] III. According to Str. 11,13,…

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Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel), “Rhagae”, 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 09 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1021730>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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