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Headword: *)araxw/sioi
Adler number: alpha,3751
Translated headword: Arachosians
Vetting Status: high
An ethnic [name]. Also [sc. attested is] Arachosia, a territory.
Greek Original:
*)araxw/sioi: e)qniko/n. kai\ *)araxwsi/a, xw/ra.
A mountainous region in what is now Afganistan; an Achaemenid Persian satrapy with its capital at Old Kandahar. In 329 BCE Alexander the Great founded one of his several Alexandrias either on this very site (the orthodox view: see e.g. OCD(4) p.60, under 'Alexandria(3)') or nearby to the north-east (so A.B. Bosworth, A Historical Commentary on Arrian's History of Alexander, i (Oxford 1980) 367-9).
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; history
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 June 2001@00:41:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 29 June 2001@06:40:33.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 2 August 2011@08:05:10.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@10:33:23.


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