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He had his capital at Sakala in the Punjab (present-day Sialkot).The expression "Indo-Greek Kingdom" loosely describes a number of various dynastic polities, traditionally associated with a number of regional capitals like Taxila, Other potential centers are only hinted at; for instance, Ptolemy's Geographia and the nomenclature of later kings suggest that a certain Theophila in the south of the Indo-Greek sphere of influence may also have been a satrapal or royal seat at one time.

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When the ruler of neighbouring Parthia, the former satrap and self-proclaimed king Andragoras, was eliminated by Arsaces, the rise of the Parthian Empire cut off the Greco-Bactrians from direct contact with the Greek world.

Overland trade continued at a reduced rate, while sea trade between Greek Egypt and Bactria developed.

but since the extensive sources available on Seleucus never mention an Indian princess, it is thought that the marital alliance went the other way, with Chandragupta himself or his son Bindusara marrying a Seleucid princess, in accordance with contemporary Greek practices to form dynastic alliances. From him, Vindusara was born and ruled for the same number of years as his father.

An Indian Puranic source, the Pratisarga Parva of the Bhavishya Purana, described the marriage of Chandragupta with a Greek ("Yavana") princess, daughter of Seleucus, "Chandragupta married with a daughter of Suluva, the Yavana king of Pausasa. His son was Ashoka." On these occasions, Greek populations apparently remained in the northwest of the Indian subcontinent under Mauryan rule.

After 321 BC Eudemus toppled Taxiles, until he left India in 316 BC.

To the south, another general also ruled over the Greek colonies of the Indus: Peithon, son of Agenor, until his departure for Babylon in 316 BC.

Somewhat simplified, there is a high chronology (c. Their cities were Bactra (also called Zariaspa, through which flows a river bearing the same name and emptying into the Oxus), and Darapsa, and several others.

Among these was Eucratidia, which was named after its ruler.

The Greco-Bactrian Kingdom was founded when Diodotus I, the satrap of Bactria (and probably the surrounding provinces) seceded from the Seleucid Empire around 250 BC.

The preserved ancient sources (see below) are somewhat contradictory and the exact date of Bactrian independence has not been settled. The new kingdom, highly urbanized and considered as one of the richest of the Orient (opulentissimum illud mille urbium Bactrianum imperium "The extremely prosperous Bactrian empire of the thousand cities" Justin, XLI,1 The Greeks who caused Bactria to revolt grew so powerful on account of the fertility of the country that they became masters, not only of Ariana, but also of India, as Apollodorus of Artemita says: and more tribes were subdued by them than by Alexander...

His son, Demetrius I, founder of the Indo-Greek kingdom, was therefore of Greek ethnicity at least by his father.

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