Parthia claims independence
Parthian Archers ©Karwansaray Publishers
238 BCE Jan 1

Parthia claims independence

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

The Seleucid satrap of Parthia, named Andragoras, first claimed independence, in a parallel to the secession of his Bactrian neighbour. Soon after, however, a Parthian tribal chief called Arsaces invaded the Parthian territory around 238 BC to form the Arsacid dynasty, from which the Parthian Empire originated.