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ECBATANA (Hamadan) Iran.

This very important city of the Achaemenid empire was taken over by the Seleucids. Pliny states that it was founded by Seleucus, the first Seleucid ruler, while Strabo writes that the existing Achaemenid palace was an occasional residence of the Seleucid kings.


Plin. 6.43; Strab. 11.13.6.


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    • Strabo, Geography, 11.13.6
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 6.17
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