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Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Jan Stronk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In Semiramis’ Legacy, the history of Persia (in its widest sense) is followed as it has been described by the Greek author Diodorus of Sicily (first century bc) as a part of his Historical Library. ... More


Herodotus and Eastern Myths and Logoi: Deioces the Mede and Pythius the Lydian

Rosalind Thomas

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the looser type of legend and story patterns familiar to Herodotus' audience. It considers the possibility of legends and stories that seem to belong primarily to the Persian or ... More


The Mythical Origins of the Medes and the Persians

Pietro Vannicelli

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the rich set of traditions Herodotus reports about the origins of the Medes and the Persians. It first investigates the traditions regarding Perseus and his descendants, and ... More


Barbry Allen, a Baby, the Medes, a Prayer

Lisa Yarger

in Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630052
eISBN:
9781469630076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.003.0026
Subject:
History, Family History

Still waiting on Joy’s baby, Lovie and the narrator do yard work together. Lovie reflects on her past dream to work in Alaska and reminisces about her mother and the songs she used to sing, including ... More


Ancient History: Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Medes

Jan P. Stronk

in Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter Diodorus himself gets the stage. The story is about the rise and decline of the Assyrian empire, starting with the reigns of Ninus and Semiramis and the construction of subsequently ... More


The Coming of the Iranians

D. T. Potts

in Nomadism in Iran: From Antiquity to the Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330799
eISBN:
9780199366842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330799.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

An influx of groups with a nomadic background occurred in the late second or early first millennium bc when the earliest Iranian speakers entered the Iranian plateau from the north, whether via the ... More


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