- an ancient country in W Asia, SE of the Caspian Sea: conquered by the Persians a.d. 226; now a part of NE Iran.
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Antony, in his expedition to Parthia, summoned her to appear before him.
He was the son of Antiochus that was called Soter, who died in Parthia.The Antiquities of the Jews
Ambassadors have arrived also from the Empress-mother, from Armenia, and Parthia.A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete
They were Roman subjects, and owed no allegiance to Parthia.
They besieged and captured the place after defeating the greatest force that Parthia could bring into the field against them.
- a country in ancient Asia, southeast of the Caspian Sea, that expanded into a great empire dominating SW Asia in the 2nd century bc It was destroyed by the Sassanids in the 3rd century ad
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