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Susiāna

Σουσιανή) or Susis (Σουσίς) (nearly corresponding to Khuzistan). One of the chief provinces of the ancient Persian Empire, lay between Babylonia and Persis, and between Mount Parachoatras and the head of the Persian Gulf. In this last direction its coast extended from the junction of the Euphrates with the Tigris to about the mouth of the river Oroatis (Tab). It was divided from Persis on the southeast and east by a mountainous tract, inhabited by independent tribes, who made even the kings of Persia pay them for a safe passage. On the north it was separated from Great Media by Mount Charbanus; on the west from Assyria by an imaginary line drawn south from near the Median pass in Mount Zagros to the Tigris; and from Babylonia by the Tigris itself. See the works cited under Susa.

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