Women in Ancient Persia, 559-331 BC

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Clarendon Press, 1996 - 258 pages
Xerxes' exploits are famous, but what about Irdabama, a successful landowner who controlled her own wine and grain business? Or the ruthless queen Parysatis who murdered her enemy after a game of dice? By approaching the subject from a near eastern perspective, and thoroughly re-examining the Greek sources, This book is the first to reveal the fascinating picture of women and their economic and political importance in the Persian empire.

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Titles for Royal Women
13
Royal Marriage Alliances
35
Royal Women and the Achaemenid Court
83
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Maria Brosius is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle

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