Parthia

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an ancient kingdom in Asia to the southeast of the Caspian Sea

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The new Armenian situation after 63, a Parthian Arsacid as the Armenian king but crowned by Rome, would require Roman troops on the upper Euphrates as a permanent fixture.
Keywords: Hellenism; time reckoning; intercalary months; Gandhara; epigraphy; Arsacid calendar; Macedonian calendar; eras of Azes, Kaniska, Yavana.
On the grounds that Klaus Beyer had previously floated the possibility of an Arsacid origin for the Mandaic script in his monumental survey of Aramaic: Klaus Beyer, Die aramdisch.
We find in Sahristaniha i Eransahr, a Middle Persian treatise on the towns of Persia and their builders: andar Gurgan sahristan i Dahistan xwanend Narseh i Askdnan kard "In Gurgan, the town called Dahistan was built by Narseh the Arsacid.
Thus, Lupieri places the origins of Mandaeanism in "an era postdating the appearance of Christianity but prior to the end of the Arsacid Empire" (pp.
GIG type from various periods: the Old Babylonian TLB II 21; the Middle Babylonian PBS II/2 104; and the Arsacid BM 56605 (pp.
In general terms, his new interpretation of the "tower temple" and the "round temple" as buildings where the Arsacid ancestors were honored is convincing.
I use the term "Western Middle Iranian" to include Arsacid, Sasanian, and Book Pahlavi.
through the 120th year of the Arsacid Era [or 184 S.
2, for instance, indicates Arsacid women's earrings.
39) According to the Armenian historian Movses Xorenac'i, after the victory over the Armenian Arsacids Ardasir I destroyed the statues of the Armenian gods at Artashat, while keeping the "fire of Ormizd" burning:
After the end of Hellenistic Dynasty from Seleucia, a tribe subdued by Persians took over the initiative of Persian recovery and creates the Parthian Kingdom under the Dynasty of the Arsacids and Sasanids.
Arsacids and Sasanians: Political Ideology in Post-Hellenistic and Late Antique Persia.
Of particular interest because its topic has been so little discussed elsewhere is Stefan Hauser's contribution on Assur under the Arsacids.
This tripartite geographical correlation must have arisen sometime in the long reign of the Arsacids, during which time there emerged the perennial geopolitical character of Eranshahr, namely to provide a legendary milieu to the Iranocentric idea that situated Eran between the steppe nomads of Central Asia (Turan) on the one side, and Mediterranean civilization, principally the Roman Empire, on the other.