- From Ancient Greek Ἀτροπατηνή (Atropatēnē). (Wiktionary)
“At the north-western angle of the region above described, in the corner whence the two great chains branch out to the south and to the east, is a tract composed almost entirely of mountains, which the Greeks called Atropatene, and which is now known as Azerbijan.”
The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 3. (of 7): Media The History, Geography, And Antiquities Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, Persia, Parthia, And Sassanian or New Persian Empire; With Maps and Illustrations.
“But before he could contemplate marching against Artavasdes of Media Atropatene, Quintus Dellius must have succeeded in forging an alliance that no Roman general, including Antony, could possibly refuse.”
“You will be pleased to know that Dellius concluded the treaty you wanted so badly—yes, Rome and Media Atropatene are now allies.”
“I will work to convince Antonius that, in conquering Armenia and Media Atropatene, he has conquered the Parthians.”
“Artavasdes of Armenia wants his seventy valleys in Media Atropatene returned to him, and Artavasdes of Media Atropatene wants to rule the Kingdom of the Parthians.”
“Media proper, of which Phraaspa was the capital, belonged to the King of the Parthians; Artavasdes ruled Media Atropatene, smaller and less clement.”
“With little fuss and no rancor, the terms of the treaty as drafted by Dellius were redrafted, ratified, and signed with the seals of Rome and Media Atropatene.”
“Now Tigranes marched into Media Atropatene and took back the seventy valleys, stuffed with gold, lapis lazuli, turquoise and fertile pastures.”
“AZERB [= A] ÏJ [= A] N (also spelt ADERBIJAN; the _Azerb [= a] deg [= a] n_ of medieval writers, the _Athropatakan_ and _Atropatene_ of the ancients), the north-western and most important province of Persia.”
“From Western Iran, more specifically Azerbaijan (the ancient Atropatene) he seems to have gone Ragha (Rai) in Media, and even his mission did not meet with success in that region he turned to the East, to Bactria.”
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