(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.
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),
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 08 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1126300>
First published online: 2006
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