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Ai Khanoum

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Greek Hellenistic city excavated (1965–78) by the French archaeological delegation in Afghanistan, is situated in the eastern part of Bactria, at the junction of the river Oxus (mod. Amu...

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Bactria

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An ancient country in central Asia, corresponding to the northern part of modern Afghanistan. Traditionally the home of Zoroaster, it was the seat of a powerful Indo-Greek kingdom in the...

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Demetrius I

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Graeco-Bactrian king c. 186–170 bc. He helped to negotiate a treaty ending the war between his father, Euthydemus (2) I, and Antiochus (3) III; to reward his services, Antiochus betrothed...

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Demetrius II

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Graeco-Bactrian king c. 145–140 bc. Probably a son of Demetrius (8) I, his coins replace the Heracles types of Euthydemus (2) I, Euthydemus (3) II, and Demetrius I with Athena ...

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Euthydemus II

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Probably the son of Demetrius (8) I and grandson of Euthydemus (2) I, briefly ruled Bactria c. 170–160 bc. He, along with his relatives Agathocles and Pantaleon, issued the world's ...

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Menander

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‘Soter’ (c. 150–130 bc) carried Greek rule (‘Yavana-raja’) in India to its greatest extent. He later embraced Buddhism and remains the only Indo-Greek king remembered in Indian literary...

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