And then after is Hircania, Bactria, Hiberia and many other kingdoms.
In a few days I'll send him back to Asia and make him satrap of Bactria.
Bactria was a country which enjoyed the reputation of having been great and glorious at a very early date.
Euripides is the first to speak of Dionysus' march to Persia and Bactria.
When grown to womanhood, she married the governor of Nineveh, and assisted him in the siege and conquest of Bactria.
They are spoken of in Arrian as Indians who dwelt near Bactria.
They are also credited with having destroyed the kingdom of Bactria, a far-eastern relic of the empire of Alexander the Great.
Two battles are required to repress the insurrection of his brother Hystaspes in Bactria.
Bactria had, from a remote antiquity, claims to preëminence among the Aryan nations.
Besides, the possession of the rich trading countries, Bactria and Sogdiana, was in itself an object of vast importance.