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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 unlimited multi-cultural empire, which encompassed a lot of principal Asia and the close to East. The population of this empire incorporated 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 fiscal pursuits. Ruling over the sort of varied crew of matters 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 regulate of the close to East. This selection of new papers examines the cross-cultural interactions one of the Arsacids, Romans, and native elites from numerous scholarly views. individuals contain specialists within the fields of old heritage, archaeology, classics, close to japanese experiences, and artwork historical past, all of whom participated in a multi-year panel on the annual convention of the yank faculties of Oriental learn among 2012 and 2014. The seven chapters examine assorted features of battle, international relations, alternate, and inventive construction as mechanisms of cross-cultural conversation 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 paintings and beliefs within the Parthian empire, the occasionally under-appreciated position of international relations in growing and holding peace within the old heart 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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