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Title Arsacids, Romans, and local elites : cross-cultural interactions of the Parthian Empire / edited by Jason M. Schlude and Benjamin B. Rubin
Published Oxford ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 158 pages)
Contents Mithradates I and the Parthian archer / Jeffrey D. Lerner -- The Seleucids imprisoned: Arsacid-Roman hostage submission and its Hellenistic precedents / Jake Nabel -- Marcus Antonius' Median War and the dynastic politics of the Near East / Kenneth R. Jones -- Finding common ground: Roman-Parthian embassies in the Julio-Claudian period / Jason M. Schlude and Benjamin B. Rubin -- Herod the Great: a Near Eastern case study in Roman-Parthian politics / Jason M. Schlude and J. Andrew Overman -- Osrhoene and Mesopotamia between Rome and Arsacid Parthia / Peter Edwell -- Beyond Rome/Parthia: intersections of local and imperial traditions in the visual record of Hatra / Björn Anderson
Summary For almost 500 years (247 BCE-224 CE), the Arsacid kings of Parthia ruled over a vast multi-cultural empire, which encompassed much of central Asia and the Near East. The inhabitants of this empire included a complex patchwork of Hellenized Greek-speaking elites, Iranian nobility, and semi-nomadic Asian tribesman, all of whom had their own competing cultural and economic interests. This collection of new papers examines the cross-cultural interactions among the Arsacids, Romans, and local elites from a variety of scholarly perspectives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Arsacid dynasty, 247 B.C.-224 A.D.
Parthians -- History.
Iran -- History -- To 640.
Iran -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Rubin, Benjamin B., editor, author
Schlude, Jason M., editor, author
LC no. 2017007928
ISBN 1785705938 (electronic bk.)
1785705954 (electronic bk.)
9781785705939 (electronic bk.)
9781785705953 (electronic bk.)