Persianism in Commagene: The Mnemohistory of the Achaemenid Empire in Hellenistic Eurasia

Published: May 30, 2018

Persianism in Commagene: The Mnemohistory of the Achaemenid Empire in Hellenistic Eurasia The socio-political and cultural memory of the Achaemenid (Persian) Empire played a very important role already in Antiquity. Miguel John Versluys has proposed to call this phenomenon, that is, the impact of Achaemenid Persia on the antique world, Persianism. In his lecture, Versluys will elaborate on…

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Ex Oriente Lux? A Eurasian Perspective on the Formation of the Roman Empire

Published: April 25, 2018

About the Speaker Miguel John Versluys is professor of Classical and Mediterranean archaeology at Leiden University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Leiden University in 2001 for a study of images of Egypt in Roman visual material culture and, in broader terms, the meaning of Aegyptiaca Romana. His research and teaching explore the cultural dynamics…

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