- an ancient country in W Asia, between the Oxus River and the Hindu Kush Mountains. Capital: Bactra.
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In a few days I'll send him back to Asia and make him satrap of Bactria.An Egyptian Princess, Complete
Their principal river is Ortogordomaris, which rises in Bactria.The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus
Euripides is the first to speak of Dionysus' march to Persia and Bactria.
And then after is Hircania, Bactria, Iberia, and many other kingdoms.Early Travels in Palestine
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They are spoken of in Arrian as Indians who dwelt near Bactria.
- 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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