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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hyrcania was the name of a satrapy located in the territories of present day Gilan, Golestan, Mazandaran and part of Turkmenistan, lands south of the Caspian Sea. To the Greeks, the Caspian Sea was the "Hyrcanian Sea." Hyrcania ( ) is the Greek name for the region in historiographic accounts. It is a calque of Old Persian Verk na as recorded in Darius the Great's Behistun Inscription, as well as in other Old Persian cuneiform inscriptions. Verk means "wolf" in Old Iranian, cf. Avestan v hrk, Gilaki and Mazandarani Verk, Modern Persian gorg, and Sanskrit V ka ( ). Consequently, Hyrcania means "Wolf-land." The name was extended to the Caspian Sea and underlie the name of the city Gorgan, capital of the Golestan Province.
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
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  • United States
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  • 6135705741
  • 9786135705744