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Greeks and Achaemenid Persians  

Bruce Laforse

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Jan 2013
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This chapter addresses the battle against Achaemenid Persians. Shortly before the fateful battle of Cunaxa, Cyrus the Younger told his Greek officers why they fought and how their lives ... More

Military and Society in Sasanian Iran  

Scott McDonough

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the military as an institution in Iranian politics and society, starting in the Parthian era and focusing on Sasanian developments. Sasanian Iran was a considerably less ... More

Roman Warfare with Sasanian Persia  

A. D. Lee

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Jan 2013
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This chapter explains the warfare between the Roman Empire and Sasanian Persia, specifically presenting an historical review of Roman–Persian warfare. The Roman Empire presented many new ... More

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