Conference Announcement

COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE AND POWER IN THE ACHAEMENID EMPIRE: The correspondence of the satrap Arshama, via Viv Rowett of SOTS.

Oxford: October 2010 – July 2011 — The essential aim of this project (which is funded by the AHRC Research Networking scheme) is to provide the opportunity for detailed, hands-on involvement with one of the most exciting fields in ancient history, Achaemenid Studies. The method adopted will be to push on multiple fronts: the teaching of basic language skills, the exploration of how to look at Achaemenid art, the presentation and discussion of regions or particular bodies of material — with the goal of fostering conversations between archaeologists and philologists, Classicists and Orientalists, graduates and established Achaemenid specialists.

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