Definition of Parthia in English:


Line breaks: Par|thia
Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːθɪə
An ancient kingdom which lay south-east of the Caspian Sea in present-day Iran. From circa 250 bc to circa 230 ad the Parthians ruled an empire stretching from the Euphrates to the Indus.



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  • Once known as Mesopotamia, Iraq was the site of flourishing ancient civilizations, including the Sumerian, Babylonian, and Parthian cultures.
  • After a series of wars against the Parthians, Severus' attention was drawn back to Britain by trouble with the Scottish tribes.
  • After days of misery, the Parthians attacked and cut to pieces two full Roman legions.

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