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Ecbatana

(ĕkbăt`ənə, ĕkbətä`nə), capital of ancient MediaMedia
, ancient country of W Asia whose actual boundaries cannot be defined, occupying generally what is now W Iran and S Azerbaijan. It extended from the Caspian Sea to the Zagros Mts.
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, later the summer residence of Achaemenid and Parthian kings, beautifully situated at the foot of Mt. Elvend and NE of Behistun. In 549 B.C. it was captured by Cyrus the Great. It possessed a royal treasury and was plundered in turn by Alexander, Seleucus, and Antiochus III. The site has never been thoroughly excavated, since it is covered by the modern city, HamadanHamadan
, city (1991 pop. 349,653), capital of Hamadan prov., W Iran, at the foot of Mt. Alwand. Located at an altitude of 6,000 ft (1,829 m), it is the trade center for a fertile farm region where fruit and grain are grown.
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, Iran, where the traditional tomb of Esther is still honored by the Jewish community. Ecbatana was the Achmetha of Ezra 6.2 and the Apocrypha. It is also called Hangmatana.

Ecbatana

an ancient city in Iran, on the site of modern Hamadan; capital of Media and royal residence of the Persians and Parthians
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Entre todos os estrangeiros, ele foi o primeiro a consagrar aos monumentos do antigo Egito a atencao que mereciam; visitou a Fenicia e viu as maravilhas da Babilonia; pela grande estrada que leva de Efeso a Sardes, e de Sardes a Susa, alcancou o interior do imperio persa; esteve em Ecbatana. Todavia o oriente nao o atraiu, como um tempo depois a Ctesias.
Schachermeyr argues that after Parmenion was left behind in Ecbatana, and certainly after his death, Alexander dispensed with the position of overall commander of the Pezhetairoi, (41) and likewise did not replace Philotas with a single supreme commander of the Companion Cavalry.
Scogan dresses in drag and passes himself off as "Sosostris, the Sorcerer of Ecbatana." The pose itself, man as witch, is a falsification, but so too are the theatrical pronouncements of Scogan/Sosostris.
Little remains of the palaces and other structures--at Pasargadae, the first Persian capital, not much can be seen other than the stolid tomb of Cyrus the Great, and at Ecbatana the royal palace of cedar and cypress has long since passed into oblivion--but the grandeur of Persian architecture is evident still at the amazing palace at Persepolis.
1), which evokes Troy but represents the destruction of civilization; and finally Ecbatana (Nearly every city name, family name, etc, in The Cantos is "misspelled" intentionally by Pound.)--the city of Deioces (V.
He takes him to Ecbatana, where he insists that Tobias marry Sara, the woman, Azarias says, who has been destined for him.
Now he wept, lamenting: "There are no more worlds to conquer." On his return trip to Macedonia, he fell in in Ecbatana, Parthia, and died.
(vi) The existence of the worship of Didymaean Apollo and of the Branchidae in Central Asia was revealed by the report of altars dedicated to Didymaean Apollo on the borders of Sogdiana (Pliny, NH 6.18), and by inscriptions on amphorae at Dilbergin in that area reading [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] |[GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]| [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], a dialect form of the classical `Branchidai'.(2) (vii) the famous bronze statue of Didymaean Apollo was found at Ecbatana in Media and was sent `to Branchidae for Milesians' by Seleucus I (Paus.