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Susiana
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[German version]

(ἡ Σουσιανή/hē Sousianḗ), cf. OGIS 54,17; Pol. 5,46,7); today the plain forming part of Ḫūzestān in Iran. From the 3rd millennium onwards the main region of the kingdom of Elam, satrapy of the Achaemenid kingdom, in the Seleucid-Sassanid period referred to as Elymais. Its most significant town (from 4000 BC onwards) was Susa.

Bibliography

E. Carter, M. W. Stolper, Elam: Surveys of Political History and Archaeology, 1984 

J. Wiesehöfer, Das antike Persien, 1993.

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Nissen, Hans Jörg (Berlin), “Susiana”, 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 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1126300>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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