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Greek perspectives on the Achaemenid Empire : Persia through the looking glass

Author: Janett Morgan
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Edinburgh studies in ancient Persia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the aftermath of the Greco-Persian Wars, Greek communities produced a variety of images of the Achaemenids and their Empire in texts and on vases and architecture. These perspectives have traditionally been explained as responses to victory in wars. However, Janett Morgan shows that these responses fit into wider patterns of Greek engagements with the east and reflect dialogues of elite identity rather than  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Achaemenid dynasty; Achämeniden; Achaemenid dynasty
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janett Morgan
ISBN: 9780748647231 0748647236
OCLC Number: 945110895
Description: xix, 365 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Perspectives, looking glasses and the Achaemenid Empire --
Journeys of the mind : Greek perspectives on the "East" before the Achaemenid Empire --
Journeys through the looking glass : early perspectives on the Achaemenid Empire --
Facing the Gorgon : reactions ot the Achaemenid Empire in classical Athens --
What the butler saw : intimate perspectives on king and court in Ionian texts --
The mirror crack'd : Spartan responses to the "East" and to the Achaemenid Empire --
Entering the hall of mirrors : Macedonia and the Achaemenid Empire --
Conclusion. Travelling with eunuchs.
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in ancient Persia.
Responsibility: Janett Morgan.
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Investigates the historical, political and social factors that inspired and manipulated different identities for Persia and the Persians within Greece. This book offers insights into the role of  Read more...

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-The Greek response to Achaemenid Iran is sometimes seen as a special case within the wider story of interaction between the Greek and non-Greek worlds. Janett Morgan insists that this is not so, and Read more...

 
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