Greek Perspectives of the Achaemenid Empire: Greek Perspectives on the Achaemenid Empire: Persia Through the Looking Glass (Edinburgh Studies in Ancient Persia)
Greek Perspectives of the Achaemenid Empire: Greek Perspectives on the Achaemenid Empire: Persia Through the Looking Glass (Edinburgh Studies in Ancient Persia)
Edinburgh University Press

Greek Perspectives of the Achaemenid Empire: Greek Perspectives on the Achaemenid Empire: Persia Through the Looking Glass (Edinburgh Studies in Ancient Persia)

  • Publish Date: 2016-04-01
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Janett Morgan

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The Greek's view of Persia and the Persians changed radically throughout the archaic and classical period as the Persians turned from noble warriors to peacock-loving cross-dressers. This book traces the development of a range of responses to the Achaemenids and their empire through a study of ancient texts and material evidence from the archaic and classical periods. Janett Morgan investigates the historical, political and social factors that inspired and manipulated different identities for Persia and the Persians within Greece. She offers unique insights into the role of Greek social elites and political communities in creating different representations of the Achaemenid Persians and their empire.


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