Sasanian Iran: the Other Great Empire of Late Antiquity

A Lecture by Touraj Daryaee, Howard C. Baskerville Professor in the History of Iran and the Persianate World

Time: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 @ 7:00 pm
Place: Breasted Hall

The Sasanian empire (third – seventh century ad), established the first post-Hellenic civilization on an imperial scale in the ancient Near East. Sasanian values and traditions, such as ethical dualism and an imperial vision in the unity of the world, came to exercise an important influence in world history. Sasanian cultural and economic influence was felt from the Persian Gulf to the Yellow Sea and on the Silk Road to Syria. This lecture provides a preview of the political, social, and religious life in the Sasanian world.

Lectures are free and open to the public due to the generous support of Oriental Institute Members.