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Eucratideia was an ancient town in Bactria mentioned by a few ancient writers.[1] It was most likely a foundation of Eucratides I who is the more important ruler of the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom with the name Eucratides.[2] Not much is known about this city and it might be just a renaming of an already existing town rather than a new foundation. Renaming of cities was a common practise in the ancient world.


The location of Eucratideia is disputed, some proposed locations are:


  1. ^ Ptolemy, vi, 1, 7; Strabo xi. 11
  2. ^ William W. Tarn: The Greeks in Bactria and India. 2. Aufl., Cambridge 1951, p. 207-208
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ The Encyclopaedia Metropolitana: Or Universal Dictionary of Knowledge, Volume 23, edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose, 1923, page 260.