Recorded: April 25, 2018
Event: Ancient Persia and the West, An International Symposium
Citation: Beckman, Daniel. "The Eye of the King Comes to Athens: Persia in the Greek Imagination," Ancient Persia and the West, An International Symposium. April 25, 2018
by Daniel Beckman (Princeton University)
About the Speaker
Dan Beckman holds a Ph.D in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, with a focus on Iranian Studies, from UCLA. Since joining the Center in the fall of 2017, his research has focused on Persian history as recorded in Greek and Latin sources, and his courses have included a Freshman Seminar on Alexander the Great. Dan’s article “Cyrus the Great and Ancient Propaganda” was included in the edited volume Cyrus the Great: Life and Lore, published by the Ilex Foundation in 2019. His presentation, “Managing the Greek Frontier: Achaemenid Strategies in the West,” was hosted by the Center in 2017.