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Media, a province of the Assyrian empire, which revolted towards the end of the 8th century B.C., and enjoyed independence for about a hundred and fifty years, when it was annexed to Persia by Cyrus. Media comprised, perhaps, the districts now known as Azerbijan, Ghilan, Mazanderan, Irakajemi, and the northern half of Laristan. [Persia.]