, Romans, and Local Elites: Cross-Cultural Interactions of the Parthian Empire
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:
were in an almost perpetual state of war to defend the Persian territories against the Roman Empire in the west and nomadic tribes in the east.
Within the range of possible dates, a Gorpiaios embolimos is found in AD 124/5 according to the Macedonian calendar of the Arsacids
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
This man, a member of the royal family of the Arsacids
, son of a prince whose descendants currently reign on the throne of Afghanistan, renounced the throne to become a monk.
Established in the third century BC, the multi-cultural and multi-lingual Arsacid
Empire was Rome's major opponent in the East from the first century BC to the third century AD, but oral teaching prevailed, and the Arsacids
produced no historiography concerning perception, reception, and interpretation, so Greeks and Romans are the primary sources of information on the Parthians, Arsacids
, and their Empire.
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