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

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Royce Hall Conf/Seminar - - Herbert Morris Seminar Room 306

Poudavoud Center Lecture Series

See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.


Poudavoud Center
(310) 206-6042


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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. 

Touraj Daryaee, UC Irvine, 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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