Paropamisadae


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Paropamisadae

 

the Greek name for the region south of the Hindu Kush in the southeastern part of present-day Afghanistan. From the sixth to the fourth century B.C., Paropamisadae was part of the Achaemenid empire and the empire of Alexander the Great. It later became part of the Greco-Bactrian and Kushan kingdoms.

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In other words this new constituted satrapy included the areas west of the river Indus bordered on the North West by the satrapy of Paropamisadae ruled from Alexandria-under-the Caucasus.
the vast eastern region--with such ancient names as Aria, Arachosia, Bactria, Drangiana, Ferghana, Khwarzem, Margiana, Paropamisadae, Sogdiana, and Transoxiana--broke away from the Seleucid Empire.
In the opinion of Bopearachchi, Hellenistic and Roman art played a significant role in the productions of local schools of art in the Paropamisadae.