• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
Lecture 25   east and west (b)
 

Lecture 25 east and west (b)

on

  • 406 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
406
Views on SlideShare
406
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
4
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Lecture 25   east and west (b) Lecture 25 east and west (b) Presentation Transcript

    • HISTORY 26 Lecture Twenty-Five: East and West: Persia and the Greeks (559 - 323 BC)
    • “ Sacred Places’ Wordy Walls” The Material of Early Christian Devotional Graffiti
      • Ann Marie Yasin
      • Professor of History, USC
      • Wednesday, December 1st
      • 4:00 p.m.
      • HMNSS 1500
      • This paper examines what early Christian graffiti
      • can tell us about the lived experience of Christian
      • sacred spaces in the late third to seventh centuries.
    • Croesus, King of Lydia (560 - 547 BC)
      • The Oracle at Delphi: “If he made war on the Persians, he would destroy a great empire.”
    • Herodotus of Halicarnassus ( c . 484 - 425 BC)
      • ‘ Father of History’, or ‘Father of Lies’
      • Morality tales
      • Persians as stereotypes
        • Represented the opposite of Greek virtues
    • The Lasting Impact of the Greek Narrative
    • The Lasting Impact of the Greek Narrative
    • The Lasting Impact of the Greek Narrative
    • The Immortals
    • Persia, a Multi-cultural Empire
    • Babylonians
    • Medes
    • Bactrians
    • Arabs
    • Lydians
    • Thracians
    • Nubians
    • Persia, a Multi-cultural Empire
      • The Persian kings were the first to acknowledge the variety of cultures, languages, and political organizations that made up their empire.
        • Bringers of tribute, not prisoners of war
        • Adopted the languages, scripts, and bureaucratic traditions of those they conquered
          • But Aramaic was the universal language of administration
    • Cyrus the Great (559 - 530 BC)
      • The savior of Babylon, chosen by Marduk to restore order and justice after Nabonidus
      • Chosen by the Hebrew God (Yahweh) to restore the temple of Jerusalem
    • Cambyses Mesutira (529 - 522 BC)
      • A local official teaches him how to behave like an Egyptian king
      • He adopts an Egyptian throne-name, Mesutira (‘offspring of the god Ra’)
    • Satrapies of the Persian Empire under Darius I (521 - 486 BC)
    • Greece during the Persian Wars of Darius and Xerxes
    • The Conquests of Alexander the Great
    • The Macedonian Phalanx
    • The Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC)