Mairs shapes her argument around three textual dossiers--the late Achaemenid and early Hellenistic Aramaic documents, probably from the satrapal archive at Bactra
; Greek receipt ostraca from Ai' Khanoum's treasury; and a couple of Greek parchments from the late third- and second-century Graeco-Bactrian kingdom--that together demonstrate a bureaucratic organization resembling that of other Achaemenid satrapies or Hellenistic kingdoms.
Weed Bioagent Kind of Reporting bioagent country Chondrilla Puccina Rust Australia juncea chondrillina Cyperus Bactra
Shoot boring India, rotundus verutana moth Pakistan, USA Eupatorium Entyloma Plant USA riparium compositarum pathogen Hydrilla Hydrellia Shoot fly USA verticillata pakistanae Orobanche Sclerotinia Plant USA cernua sp.
Trichogrammatoidea bactrae (local strain: originally obtained from the eggs of Bactra
venosana Zeller attacking nut grass, Cyprus rotundus L.) was found to be a potential egg parasitoid of DBM (Krishnamoorthy & Mani, 1999a).
Just before the revelation two important cities in the empire are mentioned by Callirhoe as her imagined destinations once she crosses the Euphrates (Susa and Bactra
in 5,1,7), a bit of misdirection from our author.