Cyrus II was the founder of the ancient world’s largest empire. This lively, illustrated talk explores the ways in which, beginning with the Cyrus Cylinder, the ancient Persians were able to appeal to the “hearts and minds” of their various subject peoples in the Ancient Near East. The presentation also considers is whether Cyrus’s diplomatic tolerance of local cultures and religions, alongside the quadripartite garden plan of his dynastic capital, may reflect a Zoroastrian understanding of the world. Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A reception follows.
About the Speaker
Jennifer Rose teaches Zoroastrian studies at Claremont College. She is the author of The Image of Zoroaster: The Persian Mage Through European Eyes; Zoroastrianism: An Introduction; and Zoroastrianism: A Guide for the Perplexed.
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