VIII. Graeco-Bactria and India
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VIII. 1. Graeco-Bactrians and Indo-Greeks

Around 250 BC the Seleucid satrap of Bactria, Diodotus [2], established his independence and thereby founded the Graeco-Bactrian kingdom. At the beginning of the second century the Bactrian kings Demetrius [10] I and Menander [6] I Soter added northwestern India (Indo-Greeks) to their territory. The kingdom was soon split into several sub-kingdoms. There …

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Karttunen, Klaus and Falk, Harry, “VIII. Graeco-Bactria and India”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 1 : Chronologies of the Ancient World - Names, Dates and Dynasties, Edited by: Walter Eder, Johannes Renger. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004153202, 20061214

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