What is Parthia?

  • (noun): An ancient country in Asia on the Caspian Sea; dominated southwestern Asia from about 100 BC to 200 AD.


Parthia (Persian: پارت or پرثوه) is a region of north-eastern Iran, best known for having been the political and cultural base of the Arsacid dynasty, rulers of the Parthian Empire. The name "Parthia" is a continuation from Latin Parthia, from Old Persian Parthava, which was the Parthian language self-designator signifying "of the Parthians" who were an Iranian people. In context to its Hellenistic period Parthia also appears as Parthyaea.

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Sanatruces II Of Parthia
... Sanatruces II of Parthia, the son of Mithridates IV, was a pretender to the throne of the Parthian Empire during the disputed reign of his uncle Osroes I ... Sanatruces II of Parthia Arsacid dynasty Born ? Died ? Preceded by Parthamaspates Great King (Shah) of Parthia 116 AD Succeeded by Osroes I ...
Sanabares Of Parthia
... Sanabares of Parthia was a rival King of Parthia from c ... He was rival to Gotarzes II of Parthia (reigned 40–51), Vonones II of Parthia (reigned 51), Vologases I of Parthia (reigned 51–78) and Vardanes II of Parthia (rei ...
List Of State Leaders In 120 - Middle East
... Osroene Yalur, King of Osroene (118–122) Parthamaspates of Parthia, King of Osroene (118–123) Parthian Empire Vologases III, Great King (Shah) of Parthia (105–147) also known as Vologases I (Vagharsh I ...
Roman–Parthian Wars
... Early incursions by the Roman Republic against Parthia were repulsed, notably at the Battle of Carrhae (53 BC) ... In 113 AD, the Roman Emperor Trajan made eastern conquests and the defeat of Parthia a strategic priority, and successfully overran the Parthian capital, Ctesiphon, installing Parthamaspates of Parthia as a ... Parthia ultimately fell not to the Romans, but to the Sassanids under Ardashir I, who entered Ctesiphon in 226 ...