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Achaemenid Impact in the Black Sea: Communication of Powers (Bog, Indbundet)

Forlag: Aarhus University Press
Format: Indbundet
Sprog: Engelsk
Serietitel: Black Sea Studies
Sideantal: 325
Dato for udgivelse: 27-5-2010
Udgivelse: 1. udgave, 2010.
Nr. i serien: Bind: 11,
Redaktion: Jens Nieling, Ellen Rehm
ISBN-13: 9788779344310
Produkt type: Bog
Illustrationsangivelser: ill.
År for denne udgave: 2010
Første udgivelsesår: 2010
Originalsprog: Engelsk
Udgave: 1
Oplag: 1

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For 200 years, from the second half of the 6th century BC to the decades before 330 BC, the Persian dynasty of the Achaemenids ruled an enormous empire stretching from the Mediterranean to Afganistan and India. The Great Kings Dareios I and Xerxes I even tried to conquer Greece and the northern Black Sea, but failed. Why were they interested in the Pontic area? In contrast to rich satrapies, such as Egypt, Phoenicia, and Syria, the Black Sea had no prosperous cities to offer.
After 479 BC, the Persians acknowledged that the coast and Caucasus formed the natural borders of the empire. Nevertheless, the satraps became involved in the affairs of the Black Sea region in order to safeguard the empire´s frontiers. The local inhabitants of the region became bearers and transmitters of Persian culture.

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