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Tango0109 Jan 2018 9:25 p.m. PST

"These are some interesting maps on the Dioekeseis of Alexander the Great's State, aka the old satrapies of the Achaemenid State which he conquered, that is the administrative districts of the old Persian empire. Alexander and his Successors generally used the same administrative system but actually they did not use (at least officially) the Persian term ‘satrapy' but their own Greek term ‘dioekesis' which had the same meaning. The governor of a dioekesis was the dioeketes, the one that the Persians used to call ‘satrap' (‘kshatrapa' in Avestan Persian, coming from the same root as the Indo-Aryan ‘kshatriya')…"

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Mars Ultor10 Jan 2018 6:07 p.m. PST

interesting!

Tango0111 Jan 2018 9:35 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)

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