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The King of Kings’ Empire as a Garden in Ancient Iran

November 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA (CALIFORNIA) 90095
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Touraj Daryaee (UC Irvine)

This lecture explores the idea of the Sasanian Empire (Iranshahr) as a garden. The theme of the Persian Empire as a paradise has been explored by a number of scholars, but the continuation of this idea in Late Antiquity is neglected. The speaker will discuss how the Sasanian king of kings acted as a gardener who not only protected his subjects from invaders and malicious forces, but also weeded out those who brought havoc to the internal order of the empire established by Ohrmazd.

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November 8, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Royce Hall Room 306
10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA (CALIFORNIA) 90095
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