Hyrcania

Hyrcania

[her-key-nee-uh]
noun
an ancient province of the Persian empire, SE of the Caspian Sea.

Hyrcanian, adjective
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Hyrcania (hɜːˈkeɪnɪə)
 
n
an ancient district of Asia, southeast of the Caspian Sea

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hyrcania

("Wolf's Land"), ancient region located southeast of the Caspian Sea. Its capital was Zadracarta (Astrabad, modern Gorgan), and it formed part of the Median, Achaemenian, Seleucid, and Parthian empires, either as an independent province or joined with Parthia. In the list of Persian satrapies given by the Greek historian Herodotus, the Paricanians may have been the Hyrcanians.

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