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Acting like Harmodius and Aristogeiton: Tyrannicide in Ancient Greek Political Culture  

David A. Teegarden

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Feb 2014
This chapter provides an analytical framework for interpreting the history of tyrannicide in ancient Greece. It first explores the Athenians’ idealization of Harmodius and Aristogeiton—two ... More

The Arsacid Empire  

Edward Dąbrowa

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
The Parthians rose to power under the banner of the Arsacid dynasty, their claim to fame being the victory over the Romans in Carrhae (53 bc). The dynasty consolidated itself across the ... More

Citizen Consumers: The Athenian Democracy and The Origins of Western Consumption  

James Davidson

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article examines consumerism, with some evidence for the character of consumption in a very particular time and place: Athens in the two centuries between about 500 and 300 BC. In ... More

The Elamites  

Daniel T. Potts

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
Elamites are the more obscure counterparts of the Babylonian and Assyrian dynasties, inhabiting the southwestern flanks between the Bronze Age and the early Islamic era. They were longtime ... More

Genocide in the Ancient World  

Hans van Wees

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines genocide in the ancient world, by examining European literature and comparing the atrocities committed during the events of the Trojan War. The massacre of all Troy's ... More

Iran at the Time of Alexander the Great and the Seleucids  

Evangelos Venetis

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
The lack of Persian sources, both about the fall of the Achaemenid Empire and Seleucid rule in Iran, is an important issue for the Iranian history of this period. All available records ... More

Iran in the Early Islamic Period  

Michael G. Morony

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
The fall of the Sasanian Empire in seventh century bc was chiefly complemented by their defeat at the hands of the Byzantines. By the time Muslim armies attacked Iraq, the Sasanian ... More

The Iranian Plateau from Paleolithic Times to the Rise of the Achaemenid Empire  

Kamyar Abdi

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
Unlike Mesopotamia/Egypt, which possesses a linear topography, Iran's broken topography renders documentation of its archaeological history difficult. An inconsistent topography has ... More

Medicine and Health in the Graeco-Roman World  

Philip van der Eijk

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on a number of developments that have made the place of Graeco-Roman medicine in surveys of the history of medicine. A further development discussed is that medical ... More

The Sasanian Empire(224–651 ce)  

Touraj Daryaee

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
The Arsacid dynasty found itself, at once, confronting the Romans, and experiencing internal dynastic quarrels. This era concluded with the defeat of the reigning monarch Ardawan IV at the ... More

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