Classicists exploring the Arsacid
dynasty of Parthia and its interactions with neighboring states large and small focus here on interactions with Romans.
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, Early Sasanian, and Middle Persian Literature>>, Plectrum, 12, 2007, pp.
Relations between Iran and China most probably go back to the Arsacid
period and the reign of Mihrdad II (123-87 BC).
Since then, the city had been used as the primary residence of the Armenian Kings of the Arsacid
The focus is on the changing political relationship between Rome and the Parthians, from the time of the first diplomatic contact in 95 BCE to the collapse of Arsacid
authority in the mid-third century CE.
The Sassanid Empire was founded by Ardashir I, after the fall of the Arsacid
Empire and the defeat of the last Arsacid
king, Artabanus V.
The classis Ponticas history begins with Roman annexation of Iulius Polemo II's kingdom of Pontus in 64, the year after Domitius Corbulo's armistice with the Parthians at Rhandeia established the framework for Nero's crowning the Arsacid
Tiridates the Armenian king in 66.
Perhaps in order to justify the choice of the year, the author undoubtedly exaggerates the importance of the removal of the Arsacid
dynasty in Persarmenia in this year; in fact, the Romans maintained control of their (rather small) portion of Armenia, from which they had removed the Arsacid
ruler already in 390.
It is no coincidence that as punishment King Trdat was turned into a boar, the symbol of the Zoroastrian god of valor and strength, Vahagn, and the patron of the Arsacid
Archaeologists hope that the discovery will give insight into the funerary traditions of the ancient Parthian Empire, which is also known as the Arsacid
If Rome's centuries of war with Persia of the home-grown Arsacid
dynasty (247 BC-AD 224) intermittently rewarded the West with a larger share trade goods of Asia it also brought in Mithraism--a religion that was to pervade the empire including its outposts along Hadrian's Wall in northern England.
This particular month is only intercalary in the Arsacid
model of the Macedonian calendar and here it occurs only once in every 19 year cycle.