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Curtis, John E. (continued)
''Loftus' Parthian cemetery at Warka'" (1976)
In: Akten des VII. Internationalee Kongresses für Iranisch Kunst und Archäologie (Munich, 7-10 September 1976); Series Archäologische Mitteilungen aus Iran. Ergänzungsband 6
Berlin: D. Reimer, 1979, p. 309-317.
Abstract: Interesting article on the 1850's excavations of Loftus as illustrated by watercolorist Henry A Churchill, who accompanied him on the trip. The paintings and the artifacts are in the British Museum.
 
Ancient Persia (1990)
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990, 72 p.
Abstract: Persia occupies an important place among the great civilisations of the ancient world. The many splendid achievements of the early inhabitants of Iran range from the imaginatively painted pottery of the prehistoric period to the magnificent silver vessels of Sasanian times, and include the Luristan bronzes and the spectacular sculptures of Persepolis. Civilisation began early in Iran, in common with other parts of the Middle East, and John Curtis traces the history, archaeology and art from the growth of settled communities in about 6000 BC through to the beginning of the Islamic period in the 7th century AD. The author illustrates this concise introduction to ancient Persia with examples drawn from the rich collection of Iranian antiquities in the British Museum. [author]
 
Mesopotamia and Iran in the Parthian and Sasanian Periods : Rejection and Revival c. 238 B.C. and 642 A.D. (1999)
London: 1999, 100 p.
Abstract: With 12 colour and 60 monochrome illustrations. John Curtis is Keeper, Western Asiatic Antiquities Department, British Museum.
Included in this volume are papers delivered at the fourth seminar in memory of Vladimir Lukonin. This series has examined relations between Mesopotamia and Iran from the earliest historical period onwards, and this latest and last seminar deals with the Parthian and Sasanian periods, between circa 238 BC and AD 642.
This epoch witnessed a rejection of the Hellenistic ideals introduced by Alexander and, with the coming to power of two successive Iranian dynasties, the Parthian and the Sasanians, a revival of oriental culture. control over Iran and Mesopotamia brought the Parthians and Sasanians into conflict with Rome and later Byzantium in the west.
The book contains essays on Parthian and sasanian history, Parthian culture and costume, rock reliefs of sasanian Iran, Sasanian silver vessels. The text also discusses Mesopotamia in the sasanian period, with particular emphasis on settlement patterns and arts and crafts. The concluding chapter deals with sasanian art beyond the Persian world. [Publisher]
See review: Wouter F. M. Henkelman, Bibliotheca Orientalis 58 (2001), columns 651-656; A.D.H. Bivar, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Third Series, 11 (2001), pages 275-277.
 
Curtis, Vesta Sarkhosh
"Investiture during the Parthian Dynasty"
 
A study of Parthian costumes : origin and distribution (1988)
London: 1988
Abstract: Thesis [Ph.D.]--University College, London, 1988
 
"Parthian and Sasanian Themes in Iranian Art: New Directions in the Art and Archaeology of Iran" (1992)
British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology Newsletter, 1992, p. 75-79.
 
"Parthian and Sasanian furniture" (1993)
In: Herrmann, Georgina & Parker, Neville (eds.), The furniture of Western Asia, ancient and traditional : papers of the Conference held at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, June 28 to 30, 1993
Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern, 1996
 
Persian myths (1993)
In: Series: The Legendary past
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993, 1 ed., 80 p.
Abstract: Available in German as Persische Mythen aus dem Englischen übers. von Michael Müller (1994)
 
"More Parthian Finds from Ancient Elymais in Southwestern Iran" (1994)
Iranica Antiqua, 1994, vol. 29, p. 201-214.
 
"The Parthian Costume and Headdress" (1996)
In: Wiesehöfer, Josef (ed.), Das Partherreich und seine Zeugnisse - The Arsacid Empire : Sources and Documentation. Beiträge des Internationalen Colloquiums, Eutin (27.-30. Juni 1996). Historia-Einzelschriften, 122
Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1998, p. 61-73.
Abstract: Plates 2 and 3 show 17 Parthian coins, all from the British Museum, used to illustrate Parthian costume.
 
"Parthian coins in the service of Parthian art history" (1999)
London: 1999
Abstract: Lecture presented before the Oriental Numismatic Society meeting at the British Museum Coin and Medal Department on Saturday 13 March 1999.
 
"Parthian culture and costume" (2000)
In: Curtis, John E. (ed.), Mesopotamia and Iran in the Parthian and Sasanian Periods : Rejection and Revival c. 238 B.C. and 642 A.D.
London: 2000, p. 23-43.
 
"Parthian Belts and Belt Plaques" (2001)
Iranica Antiqua, 2001, vol. 36, p. 299-328.
Abstract: Focuses on several examples of belts worn in the Parthian period. Types of decoration and distribution of belts; Representation of belts in Parthian art; Belts within the Parthian empire.
 
"Religious symbols and coins" (2004)
In: Symposium: After Alexander: Central Asia Before Islam. Themes in the history and Archaeology of Western Central Asia
The British Academy, London, 23-25 June 2004
2004
Abstract: This paper will discuss the importance of religious symbolism and royal propaganda on Iranian coins (Parthian, Persian and Sasanian ) and compare the iconography with coins from Central Asia of the Indo-Parthian kings, Kushans and Kushano-Sasanians. We will examine scenes with religious and political messages: the investiture of the king by a divine being, which is marked by the presentation of an object such as a diadem, a palm frond or a ring. Sometimes the divine investiture is symbolised by the appearance of a winged goddess resembling the Hellenistic Nike/Fortuna on either side of the head. Parthian coins of the late first century BC depict a bird with a diadem or ring in its beak behind the king's head. The bird is probably the royal falcon, the Avestan varegna and bestower of God Given Fortune, who is closely associated with Verethragna, the Zoroastrian god of Victory. A royal falcon appears also on the headdress of Orlagno, the Kushan god of Victory, on coins of Kanishka I, and a bird is also placed at the top of Kanishka's sceptre on one of his gold coins. The official royal message is clear: the king is the rightful and legitimate ruler who enjoys divine protection.

With the appearance of the Sasanians on the political scene, the fusion of 'royal ideology and religion' shows itself in the religious iconography of the early coins which is completely in tune with the coin legends. The Sasanian king, who describes himself as the Mazda worshipping king of kings, of divine origin/seeds, uses coins to make a political statement: he is the legitimate holder of the God Given Fortune according to the Zoroastrian doctrine. He protects the 'good religion' as the true guardian of the Zoroastrian religion. [Author]
 
"The Iranian Revival in the Parthian Period" (2007)
In: Curtis, Vesta Sarkhosh & Stewart, Sarah (eds.), Age of the Parthians. Series: Idea of Iran, vol. 2
London: I.B. Tauris, 2007
 
"Iranian Coins: Symbols of Power" (2007)
In: Cribb, Joe & Herrmann, Georgina (eds.), After Alexander: Central Asia Before Islam. Proceedings of the British Academy ; 133
London: Oxford University Press, 2007
 
Curtis, Vesta Sarkhosh & Stewart, Sarah (eds.)
The Age Of The Parthians (2007)
In: Series: Idea of Iran, vol. 2
London: I.B. Tauris, 2007, 297 p.
Abstract: The Parthians were nomadic horse-warriors who left few written records, concentrating rather on a rich oral and storytelling tradition. What knowledge we have of this remarkable people derives primarily from their coinage, which mixed Hellenism with Persian influences. In this book, distinguished scholars examine - from a variety of perspectives--the origins of the Parthians, their history, religion and culture, as well as perceptions of their empire through the lens of both imperial Rome and China. [publisher]
 
Curtis, Vesta Sarkhosh, Hillenbrand, Robert &
Rogers, Michael (eds.)
The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Persia: New Light on the Parthian and Sasanian Empires (1992)
London: I.B. Tauris, 1996, xvi+191 p.
Abstract: These are the Proceedings of the Colloquium on Parthian and Sasanian Themes in Iranian Art: New Directions in the Art and Archeology of Iran, London, March 23-25, 1992.

The art of the Parthian and Sasanian empires exercised enormous influence on art and culture in the early Islamic period and its legacy has continuing relevance in modern times. Pre-Islamic stylistic developments and motifs were widely adopted in the Islamic period: traditional mosque architecture, for example, draws much from Parthian and Sasanian forms.

See review: Kamyar Abdi, Madjalle-ye Bastanshenasi wa Tarikh - Iranian Journal of Archaeology and History 13:1 (2000), pages 84-85 [In Persian]; Margaret Cool Root in Journal of the American Oriental Society, forthcoming (as of Feb 2004).
 
Dabrowa, Edward
"Les rapports entre Rome et les Parthes sous Vespasian" (1981)
Syria, 1981, vol. 58, p. 187-204.
 
La politique de l'état parthe à l'égard de Rome d'Artaban II à Vologèse I (ca 11-ca 79 de N.E.) et les facteurs qui la conditionnaient (1983)
In: Rozprawy habilitacyjne / Uniwersytet Jagiellonski ; nr. 74
Kraków: Nakl. Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, 1983, 182 p.
Abstract: Table des matières
Abrévations .......... 5
Introduction .......... 7

Première partie: Les contacts politiques partho-romains jusqu'à Artaban II .......... 15

Deuxième partie; les rapports partho-romains d'environ 11 à 51 de n.e. .-...-
Chapitre 1: La politique intérieure d'Artaban II .......... 73
Chapitre 2: La politique extérieure d'Artaban II en Occident .......... 102
Chapitre 3: Les contacts partho-romains après la mort d'Arta­ban II ..............

Troisième partie: La Parthie et Rome sous le règne de Vologese I
Chapitre 1: La politique extérieure de Vologese I en Occident jusqu'au traité de Rhandéia .......... 131
Chapitre 2: Les rapports partho-romains dans les années 63 a env. 79 de n.e. .......... 154

Conclusion .......... 175
Bibliographie .......... 177
 
"Le programme de la politique en occident des derniers Arsacides" (1984)
Iranica Antiqua, 1984, vol. 19, p. 149-165.
 
"Vologèse Ier et l'Hyrcanie" (1984)
Iranica Antiqua, 1984, vol. 19, p. 141-147.
 
"L'attitude d'Orode II à l'égard de Rome de 49 à 42 av. n.è." (+ "Parthian Foreign Policy during the Roman Civil Wars") (1986)
Latomus, 1986, vol. 45, no. 1, p. 119-124.
 
"The Frontier of Syria in the First Century AD" (1986)
In: Freeman, P. W. M. & Kennedy, David (eds.), Defence of the Roman and Byzantine East: Proceedings of a Colloquium held at the University of Sheffield in April 1986, British Archaeological Reports S297, 2 vols., British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, Monograph 8
Oxford: 1986, p. 93-108.
 
"Les premiers 'otages' parthes à Rome" (1987)
In: Folia Orientalia 24, Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Józef Wolski
1987, p. 63-71.
 
"Les héros de luttes politiques dans l'etat Parthe dans la première moitié du Ier siècle de notre ère" (1989)
Iranica Antiqua, 1989, vol. 24, p. 311-322.
 
"Die Politik der Arsakiden auf dem Gebiet des Südlichen Mesopotamiens und im Becken des Persischen Meerbusens in der Zweiten Hälfte des I. Jahrhunderts n. Chr." (1991)
Mesopotamia, 1991, vol. 26, p. 141-153.
 
"The Bellum Commagenicum and the Ornamenta Triumphalla of M. Ulpius Traianus" (1992)
In: Proceedings of a Colloquium held in Krakow, Sept. 1992
1992, p. 19-27.
 
"Könige Syriens in der Gefangenschaft der Parther. Zwei Episoden aus der Geschichte der Beziehungen der Seleukiden zu den Arsakiden" (1992)
In: Tyche. Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, Papyrologie und Epigraphik, vol. 7
1992, p. 45-54.
 
"Dall'autonomica alla dipendenza. Le citta Greche e gli Arsacidi nella prima meta del I secolo D.C." (1994)
Mesopotamia, 1994, vol. 29, p. 185-198.
 
"Zeugnisse zur Geschichte der parthischen Elymais und Susiane" (1996)
In: Wiesehöfer, Josef (ed.), Das Partherreich und seine Zeugnisse - The Arsacid Empire : Sources and Documentation. Beiträge des Internationalen Colloquiums, Eutin (27.-30. Juni 1996). Historia-Einzelschriften, 122
Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1998, p. 417-424.
 
"Philhellèn. Mithridate Ier et les Grecs" (1998)
In: Dabrowa, Edward, Ancient Iran and the mediterranean world. Proceedings of an international conference in honour of Professor Józef Wolski held at the Jagiellonian university, Cracow, in September 1996 (Electrum. Studies in Ancient History. 2.)
1998, p. 35-44.
 
"Les tétradrachmes d'Orodès II et de Phraate IV. Étude du rythme de leur production monétaire à la lumière d'une grande trouvaille by François de Callataÿ" (book review) (1998)
In: Kritische Zeitschrift für die gesamte klassische Altertumswissenschaft
1998, vol. 70, no. 4, p. 369-370.
 
"L'expédition de Démétrios II Nicator contre les Parthes (139-138 avant J.C.)" (1999)
Parthica, 1999, vol. 1, p. 9-17.
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to discuss the problems relating to the chronology and the route of Demetrius II's expedition against the Parthians. One of the cuneiform tablets published recently by H. Hunger in the new volume of the Babylonian astronomical diaries gives the date of the capture of the king by Mithradates I. On the one hand the archaeological and numismatic evidence allows to solve the important question of the route. The available evidence implies that Media was the main concern of Demetrius II's military activity. This means that the generally accepted assumption that Demetrius II reconquered Mesopotamia for a short [author]
 
»... ostentasse Romana arma satis ...« The military factor in Roman-Parthian relations under Augustus and Tiberius (2002)
In: Freeman, Philip; Bennett, Julian; Zbigniew, T.; & Hoffmann, Birgitta (eds.), Limes XVIII. Proceedings of the XVIIIth International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies held in Amman, Jordan (September 2000), Bd. 1
Oxford: 2002, p. 275-280.
 
The Roman Near East and Armenia (2003)
Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, 2003, 143 p.
 
"Les Seleucides et l'Elymaide" (2004)
In: Parthia and beyond. Cultural interconnections in the classical period. Papers in honour of Gennadij A. Koselenko
Parthica, 2004, vol. 6
 
"Bibliography of the scholarly publications of Professor Jozef Wolski" (2005)
Parthica, 2005, vol. 7
 
"Les Grecs sous les drapeaux des Arsacides" (2005)
Parthica, 2005, vol. 7
 
"Les aspects politiques et militaires de la conquete parthe de la Mezopotamie" (2005)
In: Dabrowa, Edward (ed.), Electrum (Uniwersytet Jagiellonski. Instytut Historii) ; vol. 10. Ancient Iran and its Neighbours. Studies in Honour of Prof. Jozef Wolski on Occasion of his 95th Birthday
Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, 2005, p. 73-88.
Abstract: Article covers the period from the conquest of Media in 147 BC to the end of the reign of Mithradates I. Dabrowa fixes the end of Mithradates I's reign in 132 BC, not the traditional 138 B.C., which was based on the date of his final tetradrachm (Sellwood S13.5) dated 174 Seleucid era.

See abstract: Rémy Boucharlat, Abstracta Iranica [En ligne], Volume 28, mis en ligne le : 18 septembre 2007. URL http://abstractairanica.revues.org/document16782.html
 
"The Conquests of Mithridates I and the Numismatic Evidence" (2006)
Parthica, 2006, vol. 8, p. 37-40.
 
"The political propaganda of the first Arsacids and its targets (from Arsaces I to Mithradates II)" (2008)
Parthica, 2008, vol. 10
 
Dabrowa, Edward (ed.)
Ancient Iran and the Mediterranean world : proceedings of an international conference in honour of Professor Józef Wolski, held at the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, in September 1996 (1998)
In: Electrum (Uniwersytet Jagiellonski. Instytut Historii) ; vol. 2
Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, 1998
 
Ancient Iran and its Neighbours. Studies in Honour of Prof. Jozef Wolski on Occasion of his 95th Birthday (2005)
Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, 2005, 126 p.
 
Daehn, William E.
Ancient Greek numismatics : a guide to reading and research : a bibliography of works written in English with summaries of their contents (2001)
Cold Spring, MN: Davissons Ltd., 2001, 400 p.
Abstract: 4000+ entries, organised by region. Full bibliographic information for each region. A detailed summary (abstract) of each article. Full concordance with the Clain-Steffanelli bibliography. Index to Cities, Districts, Kingdoms and Tribes. Index to Authors and Collectors. Important chapters include general works on Greek coinage, Hellenistic coinage, collecting guides, origins of coinage, hoards, artistic aspects of Greek coinage, technical aspects of Greek coinage, important collections, and surveys of general and specific works for each of the geographical areas covered by Greek numismatics.
 
Daems, A.
"The iconography of pre-Islamic women in Iran" (2001)
Iranica Antiqua, 2001, vol. 36, p. 1-150.
 
Daffinà, P.
L'immigrazione dei Saka nella Drangiana (1967)
Rome: 1967
 
Dalby, Andrew
Empire of Pleasures: Luxury and Indulgence in the Roman World (2000)
London: Routledge, 2000
Abstract: See chapter 6, Barbicum, with a section on Parthia and Persia, pp. 186-191.
 
Dalby, Andrew & Grainger, Sally
The Classical Cookbook (2002)
Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2002, 144 p.
Abstract: The Classical Cookbook is the first to explore the daily culture of the Mediterranean through the center of its social life: food and drink. Combining narrative texts and recipes, authors Dalby and Grainger draw on a mass of fascinating resources to describe household life for different social groups and occasions. Each chapter provides a historical outline, with translations of the original recipes followed by versions for the modern cook. The Classical Cookbook is illustrated throughout with delightful scenes of food, hunters, and revelers from wall paintings, mosaics, and Greek vases. And the array of delicacies, from "Sweet Wine Scones" and "Chicken Stuffed with Olives" to "Honey Nut Cake" and "Olive Relish" to "Liver Oxyrhynchus" and "Bream in Cheese and Oil" and "Sweet Cheesecake" and and "Parthian Chicken" are sure to tempt any gourmet. [Midwest Book Review]

Originally published London: British Musum Press, 1996
 
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