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Rachel Mairs

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780520281271

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520281271.001.0001

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Administering Bactria

Administering Bactria

From Achaemenid Satrapy to Graeco-Bactrian State

(p.27) 1 Administering Bactria
Hellenistic Far East

Rachel Mairs

University of California Press

The natural resources of Bactria made the region valuable to a succession of imperial powers. Decades of archaeological excavation and field survey, as well as newly-published documents in Aramaic and Greek, offer insights into the means by which Persian governors and Greek kings used Bactria's agricultural and mineral wealth to cement their own political and military power.

Keywords:   Aramaic, Agriculture, Documentary texts, Archaeology, Achaemenid empire

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