Bactria



an ancient country in W Asia, between the Oxus River and the Hindu Kush Mountains.
Capital: Bactra.
Historical Examples

And then after is Hircania, Bactria, Hiberia and many other kingdoms.
The Travels of Sir John Mandeville John Mandeville

In a few days I’ll send him back to Asia and make him satrap of Bactria.
An Egyptian Princess, Complete Georg Ebers

Bactria was a country which enjoyed the reputation of having been great and glorious at a very early date.
The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia George Rawlinson

Euripides is the first to speak of Dionysus’ march to Persia and Bactria.
The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6) Max Duncker

When grown to womanhood, she married the governor of Nineveh, and assisted him in the siege and conquest of Bactria.
Nature and Culture Harvey Rice

They are spoken of in Arrian as Indians who dwelt near Bactria.
The Fifteen Decisive Battles of The World From Marathon to Waterloo Edward Creasy

They are also credited with having destroyed the kingdom of Bactria, a far-eastern relic of the empire of Alexander the Great.
Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15) Charles Morris

Two battles are required to repress the insurrection of his brother Hystaspes in Bactria.
A Manual of Ancient History A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

Bactria had, from a remote antiquity, claims to preëminence among the Aryan nations.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03 Various

Besides, the possession of the rich trading countries, Bactria and Sogdiana, was in itself an object of vast importance.
A Manual of Ancient History A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

noun
an ancient country of SW Asia, between the Hindu Kush mountains and the Oxus River: forms the present Balkh region in N Afghanistan

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