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).
Post by Azadan Januspar on Oct 17, 2008 13:40:38 GMT 3
Tapurians were ancient people probably not of Iranian stock who were mentioned in Avesta. For many centuries they have had their own traditions of living. Their image according to Iranians reflected in Iranian epics, in which the lands north of Harborz (Elborz) mountains were considered the dwelling-place of the "Dēvan" (Giants). Their land -arabicized Tabaristan, with its notable city Herkana- thanks to its terrain showed much resistence to the most ferocious invaders of the history but after being subdued to one of them i.e. Muslim Arab empire faced many substantial changes eversince, this place is known today with name of "Māzandarān".
I can't read that article is there any translation of some sort?