The Pāsiāni Oct 16, 2008 13:07:14 GMT 3
Post by Azadan Januspar on Oct 16, 2008 13:07:14 GMT 3
The Pāsiāni tribe played a significant role in overthrowing the Greek Bactrian Empire alongside Yuechi and Sakas. William Tarn believed that Pasiani is an adjective form for the noun Pāsi, likewise it was Asiani for Asi. It is very likely that it is the same as Pārsi, because the same change again appeared for the word Pāsārgada, Pāsāgad and Pārsāgad in Greek texts. In the Apollodorus Index with Yuechi and Sauracae occupying Great Bactria, southern Sogdiana and Margian, in the lands farther west such Tapuria, West of Harirud and Traxiana (all parts of the former Greek Bactrian empire) there's reports of their presence. Ptolemy noted that this tribe was a branch of their Parsian counterparts in southwestern Iranian plateau. The Pasians also were mentioned as allied with the Saka in the invasion of Ashkanian or Arsacid Kingdom (Parthians).