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Ancient Persia Panel: Cyrus’ Shadow: The Hellenistic reception of the Achaemenid Empire

November 4, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

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In the centuries following its conquest by Alexander the Great, the Persian Empire remained a powerful symbol to draw upon. Some Greeks evoked the Persians as a boogeyman, while those like Mithridates VI of Pontus viewed them with reverence. How did the various kingdoms founded in Alexander’s wake remember the Achaemenid dynasty, and use these memories for their own ends?

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Date:
November 4, 2023
Time:
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm