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  Parthia - LoveToKnow 1911
It was inhabited by an Iranian tribe, the Parthava of the inscriptions of Darius; the correct Greek form is HapOvaioc.
Parthia became a province of the Achaemenian and then of the Macedonian Empire.
But Seleucus was soon recalled by a rebellion in Syria, and Arsaces returned victorious to Parthia; " the day of this victory is celebrated by the Parthians as the beginning of their independence " (Justin xli.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Parthia   (1192 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Parthia
Parthia was led by the Arsacid dynasty (Middle Persian: اشکانیان Ashkâniân), which reunited and ruled over the Iranian plateau, after defeating the Seleucids, beginning in the late 3rd century BCE, and intermittently controlled Mesopotamia between about 150 BCE and 224 CE.
Parthia was the arch-enemy of the Roman Empire in the east.
Parthia (mostly due to their invention of heavy cavalry) was the arch-enemy of the Roman Empire in the east; and it limited Rome's expansion beyond Cappadocia (central Anatolia).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Parthia   (1477 words)

 Parthia (1)
The borders of Parthia were the Kopet Dag mountain range in the north (today the border between Iran and Turkmenistan) and the Dasht-e-Kavir desert in the south.
The Persian satrap of Parthia was Hystaspes, the father of the new Persian king; he managed to stand his ground against the Parthian rebels in the city Vishpauzâtish, where he repelled his enemies on March 8, 521.
In the confusion, Parthia was attacked by the Parni, a nomad tribe from the Central-Asian steppe.
www.livius.org /pan-paz/parthia/parthia01.html   (720 words)

  Parthia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parthia (mostly due to their invention of heavy cavalry) was the arch-enemy of the Roman Empire in the east; and it limited Rome's expansion beyond Cappadocia (central Anatolia).
In 41 BCE Parthia, led by Labienus, invaded Syria, Cilicia, and Caria and attacked Phrygia in Asia Minor.
A bust from The National Museum of Iran of Queen Musa, wife of Phraates IV of Parthia, excavated by a French team in Khuzestan, Iran in 1939.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parthia   (2961 words)

 Parthia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Parthian Empire was the dominating force on the Iranian plateau beginning in the late 3rd century BCE, and intermittently controlled Mesopotamia between ca 190 BCE and 224 CE.
Parthia was the arch-enemy of the Roman Empire in the East and it limited Rome's expansion beyond Cappadocia (central Anatolia).
In his accounts Parthia is named "Ānxī", a transliteration of "Arsacid", the name of the Parthian dynasty.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Parthia   (2929 words)

 PARTHIA - LoveToKnow Article on PARTHIA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Parthia became a province of the Achaemenian and then of the Macedonian Empire.
But Seleucus was soon recalled by a rebellion in Syria, and Arsaces returned victorious to Parthia; the day of this victory is celebrated by the Parthians as the beginning of their independence (Justin xli.
The principal works on the Arsacid coinage are (after the earlier publications of Longprier, Prokesch-Ostan, andc.): Percy Gardner, The Parthian Coinage (London, 1877), and especially W. Wroth, Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia in the British Museum (London, 1903), who carefully revised the statements of his predecessors.
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 TGOL - Parthia/Victoria
One could also tell the ships apart by the Parthia’s thinner funnel, which was located slightly closer to the mainmast than it was on her sisters.
So, the Parthia was now transferred to Guion ownership, and after she had been refitted with new, triple-expansion engines in 1885, the ship entered service for her new owners on runs to Australia, the Hebrides and South America.
Reduced to a barge and renamed Straits Maru for her final voyage, the former Parthia was towed to Japan and scrapped in 1956.
www.greatoceanliners.net /parthia1.html   (1545 words)

 The Seven Great Monarchies, by George Rawlinson, The Sixth Monarchy
Parthia, though scantily wooded, still produces in places the pine, the walnut, the sycamore, the ash, the poplar, the willow, the vine, the mulberry, the apricot, and numerous other fruit trees.
Parthia itself was, it would seem, deserted; but still a city of that region preserved in one respect a royal character, being the place where all the earlier kings were interred.
Parthia is a cold country, and the winters, both of the great plateau of Iran and of all the mountain tracts adjoining it, are severe.
www2.cddc.vt.edu /gutenberg/1/6/1/6/16166/16166-h/16166-h.htm   (18828 words)

 parthians - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Parthia proper was a small territory to the Southeast of the Caspian Sea, about 300 miles long by 120 wide, a fertile though mountainous region, bordering on the desert tract of Eastern Persia.
It revealed Parthia to the world as the formidable rival of Rome, which she continued to be for nearly 3 centuries.
Parthia had to retire within her own borders and remain on the defensive.
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?word=PARTHIANS&action=Lookup&search.x=25&search.y=7   (1639 words)

 Parthia - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the chaotic period after the death of Alexander (11 June 323), Parthia was at first still ruled by Phrataphernes.
When the empire was divided at Triparadeisus (320), it was allotted to one Philip, but two years later, the satrap of Media, Peithon, seized the country and appointed his brother Eudamus; however, the other satraps unitedly drove them back.
Parthia (http://www.livius.org/pan-paz/parthia/parthia01.html) Orginal version of this article, which was copied here with permission of its author.
www.ancientlibrary.com /wcd/Parthia   (736 words)

 Sanabares of Parthia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sanabares of Parthia was a rival King of Parthia from c.
There is not much known about Sanabares, except from a few coins witnessing to his rule as a Parthian king, with his capital in the city of Merv for about fifteen years.
He was rival to Gotarzes II of Parthia (reigned 40–51), Vonones II of Parthia (reigned 51), Vologases I of Parthia (reigned 51–78) and Vardanes II of Parthia (reigned 55–58).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sanabares_of_Parthia   (130 words)

 Parthia - NSwiki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The sack of Delhi by Kavad VII in 1747 was the highwater mark of early modern Parthia, by 1760 corruption was rampant, and the cracks in the feudalistic systems permeating the nation since the time of the first rulers were expanding.
Parthia practices the death penalty with great vigour, executing about 550 criminals a year for non-political offenses, but many more on average each year for political ones.
One extraordinarily popular tradition in Parthia is that of a tea house, where Persian tea is served with some halva or other sweets and if a client so desires, a waterpipe called a qalyoun can be smoked with flavorful tobaccos.
ns.goobergunch.net /wiki/index.php/Parthia   (1496 words)

 Parthia: History
It was the next king, Mithradates I, who transformed Parthia into a major power through his conquests at the expense of the Seleucids and the Bactrians.
By the time of Mithradates I's death, Parthia had expanded to include Mesopotamia, the richest and most populous of the regions in the Parthian empire, and the most Hellenized, as well as Elymais and Persis, thus completing their control of the overland trade routes between east and west.
The next major invasion of Parthia by Rome occurred during the reign of Vologases I, who attained the throne in 51 AD with the help of his two brothers, Tiridates and Pacorus II.
americanhistory.si.edu /collections/numismatics/parthia/frames/phisfm.htm   (2182 words)

 History of Iran: Parthian Empire
The end of this loosely organized empire came in 224 CE, when the last king was defeated by one of their vassals, the Persians of the Sassanid dynasty.
After the fall of the Achaemenid Empire, Parthia, northeastern Iran, was governed by the Seleucid kings: a Macedonian dynasty that ruled in the Asian territories of the former Persian Empire.
The Arsacid dynasty was recognized as the lawful ruler of Parthia, but the kings had to pay tribute to Antiochus.
www.iranchamber.com /history/parthians/parthians.php   (1968 words)

 §2. Influence of the Early Companies; Godfrey’s "Prince of Parthia," the first American Play. II. The Early ...
There seem to have been theatrical performances in this country since 1703, 7 but the permanent establishment of professional acting dates from the arrival of Lewis Hallam and his company from England in 1752.
This play, the first written by an American to be produced by a professional company, is a romantic tragedy, laid in Parthia about 200 B.C., and is written in blank verse of a flexible and dignified character.
It is interesting, however, to note that at a later period the most significant literary drama in this country was produced in the field of tragedy to which The Prince of Parthia belongs.
www.bartleby.com /225/1102.html   (557 words)

 Fabricius Flavius/Parthia
But by 40 B.C. even Rome had to acknowledge a Parthia whose forces, under the joint command of Pacorus I and Q. Labienus, a Roman, had struck directly into the heart of the Roman East and captured the provinces of Asia, Pamphylia, Cilicia, and Syria; even as far south as Petra, Parthia's word was law.
The western border between Rome's dominions and Parthia gradually stabilized on the banks of the Euphrates, but war was always a threat and though major campaigns by the Romans were seen in A.D. 116, 161, 195, 217 and 232.
Parthian language is a Middle Iranian language originated in Parthia (mainly the northeastern corner of modern,Iran and central-western south of Turkmenistan),and became the oficial language of Arsacid period.
www.magellannarfe.com /Parthia   (1574 words)

 InfoHub Forums - The Parthians   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Trajan withdrew from Ctesiphon and although Parthia had lost a province in northern Mesopotamia, it was still an indepedent kingdom.
Parthia had fought a long war with Rome and it had ended in a stalemate.
Parthia was the only nation that stood up to Rome while Rome was at the height of its power.
www.infohub.com /forums/showthread.php?t=3685   (1771 words)

 Parthia Home
The Parthian kingdom began with the election of Arsaces I to the kingship of the Parni in 247 BC.
Arsaces I was, as far as is known, a leader of the Parni, a branch of the Dahae, one of the tribes of the Scythian confederation, which had moved into the Seleucid province of Parthia from the eastern shores of the Caspian Sea at some point during the first half of the 3rd century BC.
In 238 BC, Arsaces I succeeded in defeating the Seleucid governor of Parthia and establishing the Parthian kingdom.
americanhistory.si.edu /collections/numismatics/parthia/frames/Parhom.htm   (663 words)

 e. Parthia. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
Arsaces I founded the kingdom of Parthia, including at first only Parthia and Hyrcania, between the Seleucid kingdom in the west and the Bactrian kingdom in the east.
Parthia suffered a collapse and was greatly reduced in territory by Tigranes I of Armenia (c.
Parthia itself was badly divided for almost two centuries after 77
www.bartelby.com /67/216.html   (402 words)

 Parthian Empire - History and Coins of Ancient Parthia
Parthia at one time occupied areas now in Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaidzhan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Israel.
Because limited written historical sources have survived, much of what we know about the Parthians and their sub-kingdoms of Characene, Elymais and Persis must be deduced from coins.
It is not limited to numismatics, and discussion of all aspects of Parthia is encouraged.
www.parthia.com   (311 words)

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This strip, narrow compared to the desert on either side of it, is yet, looked at by itself, a region of no inconsiderable dimensions, extending, as it does from east to west, a distance of 320, and from north to south of nearly 200 miles.
At present the _kanats_, or underground water-courses, are seldom carried to a distance of more than a mile or two from the foot of the hills; but it is thought that anciently the cultivation was extended considerably further.
Henceforth Parthia was no further troubled by the power that had hitherto been her most dangerous enemy, but was allowed to enjoy without molestation from Syria the conquests which she had effected.
www2.cddc.vt.edu /gutenberg/1/6/1/6/16166/16166-8.txt   (19580 words)

 SOME COMMENTS ON PARTHIAN HISTORY by Robert M. Harlick   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Parthia did not spring up full-blown-- in the 7th century the Assyrians raided an area called Parthia, and 100 years later Cyrus the Great included Parthia in the Persian empire.
During 95-57 "Dark Ages" of Parthia the succession the throne was always in doubt and contested.
Crassus invaded Parthia probably in support of Mithradates III, and at a meeting with the Parthians, Crassus was murdered.
ancient-coins.com /articles/parthia/parthia2.htm   (851 words)

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