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date: 26 November 2022

Alexandria (5) Eschatelocked

, 'the farthest'

Alexandria (5) Eschatelocked

, 'the farthest'
  • Pierre Briant

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Alexandria (5) Eschate (‘the farthest’), founded close to Cyreschata (mod. Leninabad/Khodjend) on the Syr-Darya (*Jaxartes), the largest of seven *‘Achaemenid' fortresses seized by *Alexander (3) the Great in this region. Renamed Antioch by *Antiochus (1) I.

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  • Near East

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