- n. Plural form of Bactrian.
“I quickly realized that our two-humped camels, Bactrians, were much more pleasant to ride than the one-hump Dromedary variety I once rode in Egypt.”
“Our two-humped camels, Bactrians, were much more pleasant to ride than the one-hump Dromedary variety I once rode in Egypt," Mr. Sesser notes.”
“If Bessus killed Darius and took the throne, that would drag out the fight, especially as the satrap was a skilled warrior and general who had the loyalty of the Bactrians and other eastern provinces.”
“The Persians under the Babylonian satrap Mazaeus had broken through the line with Bactrians and Indians behind them.”
“Beyond them lay the Bactrians, Scythians, and Indians—all among the best warriors in the world, who would also be fighting for their own lands.”
“In March 1990, National Geographic published Mr. Sarianidi's article "The Golden Hoard of the Bactrians," featuring page after page of splendors to rival or surpass the fabled Scythian gold of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg: clasps, necklaces, buckles, belts and other adornments of carved, gem-studded gold; a collapsible crown fit for a fairy empress.”
“Zoroaster, the servant of unclean spirits, taught the Bactrians; what holy Enoch, the prefect of Paradise, prophesied before he was taken from the world, and finally, what the first Adam taught his children of the things to come, which he had seen when caught up in an ecstasy in the book of eternity, are believed to have perished in those horrid flames.”
“When the Scythians were provoking a battle, the Bactrians had deserted, and he himself was lying sick of his wounds, “he once more turned to superstition, the mockery of human wisdom, and bade Aristander, to whom he confided his credulity, inquire the issue of affairs with sacrificed victims.””
“Hyrcanians under his rule, and was holding the Bactrians in siege.”
“For centuries before the migration of the Western Turks, Buddhism had been flourishing in central and southern West Turkistan under the successive rule of the Greco-Bactrians, Shakas, Kushans, Persian Sassanids, and the White Huns.”
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