By Jason Schulde,Benjamin Reubin,Jason Schlude,Benjamin Rubin

for nearly 500 years (247 BCE–224 CE), the Arsacid kings of Parthia governed over an enormous multi-cultural empire, which encompassed a lot of relevant Asia and the close to East. The population of this empire integrated a posh patchwork of Hellenized Greek-speaking elites, Iranian the Aristocracy, and semi-nomadic Asian tribesman, all of whom had their very own competing cultural and monetary pursuits. Ruling over any such various team of topics required a powerful army and cautious international relations at the a part of the Arsacids, who confronted the further problem of competing with the Roman empire for keep an eye on of the close to East. This choice of new papers examines the cross-cultural interactions one of the Arsacids, Romans, and native elites from a number of scholarly views. participants contain specialists within the fields of historical background, archaeology, classics, close to japanese reports, and artwork historical past, all of whom participated in a multi-year panel on the annual convention of the yank colleges of Oriental learn among 2012 and 2014. The seven chapters examine varied features of battle, international relations, exchange, and inventive construction as mechanisms of cross-cultural verbal exchange and trade within the Parthian empire. Arsacids, Romans, and native Elites will turn out major for these drawn to the legacy of Hellenistic and Achaemenid artwork and beliefs within the Parthian empire, the occasionally under-appreciated function of international relations in developing and protecting peace within the old center East, and the significance of neighborhood dynasts in kingdoms like Judaea, Osrhoene, and Hatra in shaping the geopolitical panorama of the close to East, along the imperial powerhouses of Rome and Parthia.

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