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Author Morgan, Janett, author.

Title Greek perspectives on the Achaemenid Empire : Persia through the looking glass / Janett Morgan.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
©2016

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Description 1 online resource (xix, 365 pages) : illustrations, maps, plans.
Series Edinburgh studies in ancient Persia
Edinburgh studies in ancient Persia.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-353) and index.
Contents Introduction. Perspectives, looking glasses and the Achaemenid Empire -- Journeys of the mind : Greek perspectives on the "East" before the Achaemenid Empire -- Journeys through the looking glass : early perspectives on the Achaemenid Empire -- Facing the Gorgon : reactions ot the Achaemenid Empire in classical Athens -- What the butler saw : intimate perspectives on king and court in Ionian texts -- The mirror crack'd : Spartan responses to the "East" and to the Achaemenid Empire -- Entering the hall of mirrors : Macedonia and the Achaemenid Empire -- Conclusion. Travelling with eunuchs.
Summary "In the aftermath of the Greco-Persian Wars, Greek communities produced a variety of images of the Achaemenids and their Empire in texts and on vases and architecture. These perspectives have traditionally been explained as responses to victory in wars. However, Janett Morgan shows that these responses fit into wider patterns of Greek engagements with the east and reflect dialogues of elite identity rather than hubristic celebration. Through a study of ancient texts and material evidence from the archaic and classical periods, she investigates the historical, political and social factors that inspired and manipulated different identities for Persia, and the Persians within different Greek communities"-- Back cover.
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Subject Achaemenid dynasty, 559-330 B.C.
Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C. -- Sources.
Chronological Term To 146 B.C.
Genre/Form History.
Sources.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Morgan, Janett. Greek perspectives on the Achaemenid Empire. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016] 9780748647231 (DLC) 2016303227 (OCoLC)945110895
ISBN 9780748647248 (electronic bk.)
0748647244 (electronic bk.)
9780748647231
0748647236
9781474404556 (epub)
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9781474404556