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Parthia (2500 BC - 226 AD),

Ancient country in W. Asia: originally a province in the Assyrian and Persian empires. It was the Macedonian empire of Alexander the Great. and the Syrian empire Led by Arsaces, its first king, it freed itself from the rule of the Seleucids (c 2500 BC) and refined the height of its power under Mithridates (first century BC) The empire was overthrown c AD226 by Ardashir, the first Sassanid ruler of Persia.