Monday, May 11, 2015

Parthian Sources Online

Parthian Sources Online
Coin of Arsaces I of Parthia with inscriptions in Greek and Parthian
This website is a digital collection of texts from the Parthian empire, one of the biggest and longest-lasting empires of antiquity. Under the kings of the Arsacid dynasty (c. 247 BCE to 224 CE), the Parthians ruled a kingdom that stretched from central Asia in the east to the Euphrates river in the west. Their history is a crucial part of the legacy of ancient Iran, though in many respects it is still poorly understood.

Some of the texts here are in ancient Greek. Others are in Parthian, an Iranian language that outlasted the Arsacid empire and remained in use even after the overthrow of the dynasty. Coming soon are a few inscriptions in Latin composed by Parthians living in the territory of the Roman empire.
Site Introduction
If this is your first time using the site, start here.

Texts
A list of all currently available sources.

Bibliography
Editions, grammars, and further reading.

About
Author and acknowledgements.

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