Arrian, Arr. Anab. 4.2
), a city or strongly fortified place in Sogdiana, taken by Alexander the Great in person, on his advance beyond the Jaxartes or Sihun.
Bishop Thirlwall (Hist. of Greece,
vol. vi. p. 286), and others, conjecture that this place may be recognised at Ghaz
in the desert between that place and the river. Ibn Haukil (p. 270) describes Ghaz
as the summer residence of the rulers of this district.
It seems, however, probable that this and other cities taken at this time by Alexander the Great were more to the eastward, in the hilly country. (Wilson, Ariana,
p. 165, &c.; Mem. of Emp. Baber,
Introd. p. xii.)
In Media. [GAZACA