Photograph of the Apadana at the Palace of Persepolis that depicts five Syrians in a procession bringing bracelets, vases and vessels as a tribute to the king

Persian Viewpoints

Persian Viewpoints

(6.4.5, 6.4.6, 7.1)
IQ: What does the palace at Persepolis and the inscription at Behistun tell us about how the Persian rulers viewed their empire?

The conflict between Persia and Greece was a turning point for the Greek city-states, especially Athens. The study of the view points that led to this conflict allows students to examine how differing perspectives can lead societies into conflict. Students will be able to identify the viewpoints of both sides and determine how these views shaped their interactions and led to the PersianWars.

 

Image citation: “Persepolis, Iran. Eastern Stairway of the Apadana. Syrians in a procession bringing bracelets, vases and vessels as a tribute to the king” Oriental Institute Photographic Archives. Courtesy of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. https://oi.uchicago.edu/gallery/apadana#1F3_72dpi.png 

 

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