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Ai Khanoum

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 Darya) ...
Bactria

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 3rd and 2nd ...
Demetrius I

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 ...
Demetrius II

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 ...
Euthydemus II

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 ...
Menander

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 sources. Born ...

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