By All Means, Ahuramazda: Help, Support, and Protect the King

Published: February 18, 2020

By All Means, Ahuramazda: Help, Support, and Protect the King This presentation explores the variations in translation and embedded meanings manifest in the formula “By the … of Ahuramazda …” among the Achaemenid trilingual royal inscriptions. The formula articulates a foundational piece of the divine-royal connection. The relevant individual words – vašnā (Old Persian), zaumin…

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