Down came the savage hordes, as at first, upon Sogdiana and Khorasan, so then upon Syria and its neighbouring countries.
In Sogdiana and Khorasan, they had become converts to the Mahometan faith.
The inhabitants of K'ang (Samarkand or Sogdiana) are said to honour both religions.
The height of the fortress in Sogdiana is double the height of this.
It was far otherwise with their brethren in Sogdiana; they were there first as conquerors, then as conquered.
(l) Sogdiana, the territory between the upper Oxus and upper Jaxartes, the latter dividing it from central Asia.
These contrasts were most striking on the upper Oxus, in Sogdiana and Margiana.
Besides, the possession of the rich trading countries, Bactria and Sogdiana, was in itself an object of vast importance.
He appears to have been master not only of Bactria, but also of Sogdiana.
Alexander conquered both Bactriana and Sogdiana, and planted Grecian cities there.