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  • adjective Of or relating to Hyrcania, an ancient country or province of Asia, southeast of the Caspian (or Hyracanian) Sea.


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  • The eastern part was known as the Hyrcanian, the western as the Caspian.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • The ecoregion is bounded to the north by the Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forest ecoregion that occupies the northern and western slopes of the Elburz range and the southern Caspian coastal plain.

    Elburz Range forest steppe

  • There are two refugia of Tertiary flora in the region: the Colchis in the catchment basin of the Black Sea, and the Hyrcanian in the extreme southeastern end of the Caucasus on the Caspian Sea coast.

    Biological diversity in the Caucasus

  • The Hyrcanian cavalry play an important part in the “Cyropaedeia.”


  • And at that instant the Hyrcanian chief, who had only just learnt what had happened, came running up to him, and seizing him by the hand cried out:


  • Dragons, Hyrcanian tigers stand fast at my bidding!


  • Marching as they did, their loins girt and their pace swift, they covered a long stretch of road in little time, and with the half light of the morning they were close to the Hyrcanian rear-guard.


  • Assyrian heavy infantry from Comania, and some Hyrcanian cavalry156, the latter also being mercenaries of the king.


  • [23] With this in view, he summoned the Hyrcanian chief and Gobryas himself; for they were the two he thought most likely to give him the information that he needed.


  • Armenian, and the commander of the Hyrcanian cavalry, and Gobryas.



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