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Parthia, Parthian empire

Josef Wiesehöfer

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

Third edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198606413
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199567386
Parthia, Parthian empire

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The people whom Greeks and Romans called Parthians were originally Parni, members of the semi-nomad Dahae confederacy north of Hyrcania.

Reference Entry.  632 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies

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