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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 imperative Asia and the close to East. The population of this empire integrated a fancy patchwork of Hellenized Greek-speaking elites, Iranian the Aristocracy, and semi-nomadic Asian tribesman, all of whom had their very own competing cultural and financial pursuits. Ruling over this type of various staff of matters required a robust army and cautious international relations at the a part of the Arsacids, who confronted the additional problem of competing with the Roman empire for regulate of the close to East. This number of new papers examines the cross-cultural interactions one of the Arsacids, Romans, and native elites from various scholarly views. participants comprise specialists within the fields of old historical past, 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 yankee colleges of Oriental study among 2012 and 2014. The seven chapters examine assorted points of battle, international relations, exchange, and creative creation as mechanisms of cross-cultural conversation and alternate 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 position of international relations in developing and preserving 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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