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An ancient country of southwest Asia corresponding to modern northeast Iran. It was included in the Assyrian and Persian empires and the Macedonian empire of Alexander the Great. A Parthian kingdom lasted from c. 250 BC to AD 226, reaching the height of its influence and landholdings at the beginning of the first century BC. Parthian soldiers were renowned as horsemen and archers.
Soon after the accession of Nero, Vologaeses (Vologasus), king of Parthia, overran Armenia, drove out Rhadamistus, who was under the protection of the Romans, and set his own brother Tiridates on the throne.
So Crassus departed to Parthia and died.
The rebellion spread to Cyprus; and when Trajan advanced from Mesopotamia into Parthia the Jews of Mesopotamia revolted.
In 209 Antiochus invaded Parthia, occupied the capital Hecatompylus and pushed forward into Hyrcania.