History of the Persian Empire

ISBN-10: 0226627772
ISBN-13: 9780226627779
Edition: Reprint 
Authors: A. T. Olmstead
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/15/1959
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 661
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Out of a lifetime of study of the ancient Near East, Professor Olmstead has gathered previously unknown material into the story of the life, times, and thought of the Persians, told for the first time from the Persian rather than the traditional Greek point of view. "The fullest and most reliable presentation of the history of the Persian Empire in existence."--M. Rostovtzeff

List of Abbreviations
Ancient History
Iranian Origins
Founder Cyrus
Camp of the Persians
Life among the Subject Peoples
Cambyses and the Conquest of Egypt
Prophet Zoroaster
Usurper Darius
A New Lawgiver
From India to Europe
Problems of the Greek Frontier
The Three Capitals: Ecbatana, Babylon, and Susa
Persepolis
A Royal Huckster
Paths of the Gods
Xerxes as Crown Prince
The Great King and His Armies
Failure in Europe
Delian League against Persia
New Year's Day at Persepolis
Overtaxation and Its Results
Triumphs through Diplomacy
Oriental Tales and Romances
Science without Theology
Divide and Conquer
Decision for Sparta
Dictator to Greece
The Last Egyptian Empire
Brief Recovery
The Nile Regained
Science True and False
Religions Dying and Living
Fresh Breezes from the West
Philip and the Start of the Crusade
Alexander, Heir to the Crusade
The Oriental God-King
Persepolis—The Crusade Ends
Topographical Index
Name Index
Subject Index

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