Diophante’s Kandys: Faceted Relations between Persia and Classical Athens

Published: May 30, 2018

Diophante’s Kandys: Faceted Relations between Persia and Classical Athens Against a background of war and power politics, social exchange also took place between ancient Athens and the Persian Empire founded by Cyrus. Whether as (unintentional) arbiter of high fashion, benchmark of elegant behaviour, or model for imperial protocol, Persia impacted Athenian life on many levels….

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The Persianization of Greek Myth

Published: April 25, 2018

About the Speaker Margaret Miller specializes in the archaeology and material culture of the ancient Mediterranean. She publishes widely on cultural relations between first millennium BC Greece, Anatolia and the ancient Near East, especially relations within and with the Persian Empire. She has a long-standing interest in the exploitation of archaeology as a tool of…

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