Women in Ancient Persia, 559-331 B.C

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CONTENTS
List of Tablesxi
Abbreviations and Symbolsxiii
Weights and Measuresxviii
Note to the Readerxix
1. Introduction1
2. Titles for Royal Women13
Introduction13
The Use of basileia in Greek Sources18
The Mother of the King21
The King's Wife24
The King's Daughter29
The Royal Concubines31
3. Royal Marriage Alliances35
Introduction35
The Early Persian Kings41
Darius I47
Achaemenid Kings after Darius I64
Royal Daughters and the Nobility70
4. Royal Women and the Achaemenid Court83
Introduction83
Public Appearances83
Feasting94
Death and Funerary Customs98
Power and Political Influence105
Conclusion119
5. Women and the Economy of Achaemenid Persia123
Royal Women123
Further Evidence of High-Ranking Women144

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Tables xi
  • Abbreviations and Symbols xiii
  • Weights and Measures xviii
  • Note to the Reader xix
  • I - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Titles for Royal Women 13
  • Introduction 13
  • 3 - Royal Marriage Alliances 35
  • 4 - Royal Women and the Achaemenid Court 83
  • Introduction 83
  • Conclusion 119
  • 5 - Women and the Economy of Achaemenid Persia 123
  • Summary 180
  • 6 - Conclusion 183
  • Glossary 201
  • List of Royal Marriage Alliances 204
  • Bibliography 207
  • Index of Ancient Sources 245
  • General Index 254
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