By Amélie Kuhrt
Bringing jointly a large choice of fabric in lots of varied languages that exists from the colossal physique of labor left by way of this massive empire, The Persian Empire provides annotated translations, including introductions to the issues of utilizing it to be able to achieve an knowing of the heritage and dealing os this extraordinary political entity.
The Achaemenid empire built within the quarter of recent Fars (Islam) and increased to unite territories stretching from the Segean and Egypt within the west to relevant Asia and north-west India, which it governed for over 2 hundred years till its conquest through Alexander of Macedon.
Although these kind of areas had lengthy on account that been involved with one another, they'd by no means been associated lower than a unmarried regime. The Persian empire represents an incredible part of transformation for its topics, equivalent to the Jews, in addition to these dwelling on its edges, comparable to the ecu Greeks.
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Artox. 6-9) (v) Tiribazus is involved in a plot and killed (Plut. Artox. 1,6-7) 32. Orontes' chequered progress (i) Governor of Armenia (Xen. Anab. S. 1) (iii) A late summary ofOrontes's career (OGIS 264) 647 647 648 648 648 (c) Loyalty and treason 33. Persian nobles obligated to attend court (Xen. eyrop. 6,8, 16) 34. Execution of a traitor (Xen. Anab. 10) 652 652 652 xxxiii 648 650 650 651 651 651 651 CONTENTS 35. S. Xv, 91. 2-3) 36. D. The broader impact of the system (a) Promises of great riches 3 7.
After this transition, 'nationalist revolts' are scarcely attested - Egypt is the exception, although their number and nature has been greatly exaggerated (Briant 1988a). From then on, the aims of rebels centred on who should sit on the imperial throne, not on setting up separatist states. Also, from Xerxes (486-465) on there was no further territorial expansion; efforts were directed towards tightening and adjusting the administration: rationalising the provincial system (Hornblower 1982; Stolper 1989a; Petit 1990) and greater uniformity in taxation and accounting are evidence of this (Descat 1985; 1989).
Cooperation between local dynast and Persian satrap (Xen. Hell. 10-15) 3 6. S. 6) (iii) Persian devotees of Artemis in Amyzon, Caria (Amyzon 2) 37. A marriage is negotiated between a Persian noble and a Paphlagonian chieftain (Xen. Hell. 3-15) xliii 849 849 849 850 850 851 852 852 852 854 855 859 859 861 861 863 863 864 865 865 867 867 869 CONTENTS 38. D. The southern edge of the empire (a) Achaemenid India 39. 9) 40. Indian troops in Darius Ill's army at Gaugamela (Arr. Anab. 6) 41. Indian elephants at Susa (Q.