Apasiacae

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Apasiacae
Ancient Greek Colonies of N Black Sea.png
The Tanais River and the Greek colony of the same name, along with other Greek colonies along the north coast of the Black Sea.
Total population
Unknown
Regions with significant populations
Iran
Languages
Iranian
Religion
Unknown

Apasiacae is the name of a nomadic tribe belonging to the Scythian Massagetae.[1] The Apasiacae lived in between of Oxus and Tanais,[2][3] in the east coast of the Aral Sea, since Tanais indisputably means here the Jaxartes river, or near the Oxus river in the west of Bactria.[4] The Parthian king Arsaces I fled to these people ca. 230 B.C. from Seleucus II Callinicus.[5]

Seleucid Empire[edit]

The Parthians with the Apasiacae carried out revolts which broke out to regions to west of the Seleucid Empire and prevented the current war they were involved in.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of Civilizations of Central Asia - Page 131 by Ahmad Hasan Dani
  2. ^ The Histories - Page 221 by Polybius, William Roger Paton
  3. ^ Polybius 10.48.1
  4. ^ Strabo Geography 11.8.8
  5. ^ ibid
  6. ^ History of Civilizations of Central Asia - Page 131 by Ahmad Hasan Dani
  7. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica

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