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Adler, Jack
Parthian Karma (2007)
Bellissima Publishing, 2007, 196 p.
Abstract: In this, the third book in the trilogy of the story of Kyra and Larius, a brother and sister born in First Century AD who are taken from their Parthian home when their parents are killed in battle by a roman soldier and are then made wards of Rome. Because they are of noble birth, they are not made slaves of Rome and they live a comfortable life until a series of events that thrust them into turmoil causing them to flee the Roman Empire. The saga of Kyra and Larius continues as the brother and sister seek home and sanctuary, experiencing the full flavor of new and different cultures in their search. Parthian Karma is a colorful and exciting tale filled with suspense and intrigue. The other two books in this Jack Adler trilogy are 'Parthian Retreat, The Road To Seres', and 'Seres Sanctuary'. All three books are available in both soft cover and hardcover editions and are Ingram listed. [Publisher]
 
Alram, Michael
"L'Asia dopo Alessandro" (2007)
In: Invernizzi, Antonio (ed.), Sulla via di Alessandro da Seleucia al Gandhara (Catalog of the exhibition, Palazzo Madama, Torino, 27 Feb to 27 May 2007)
Torino: Edizioni Silvana Editoriale, 2007
 
"Ardashir's eastern campaign in the light of numismatic evidence" (2007)
In: Cribb, Joe & Herrmann, Georgina (eds.), After Alexander: Central Asia Before Islam. Proceedings of the British Academy ; 133
London: Oxford University Press, 2007
 
Alston, R. & Lieu, Samuel N. C.
Aspects of the Roman East : Papers in Honour of Professor Fergus Millar FBA (2007)
In: Studia Antiqua Australiensia (SAA 3)
Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2007, xiv+230 p.
Abstract: This is the first of two volumes of papers by scholars actively engaged in the study of the Roman East in honour of Professor Fergus Millar FBA, formerly Camden Professor of Ancient History at the University of Oxford and the leading scholar of Roman History of his generation. The first volume mainly from contributors based in the Northern Hemisphere contain studies on the Roman Near East, Egypt and early Byzantium. A second volume containing papers by scholars mainly based in the Southern Hemisphere is in preparation.

Richard Alston, "Fraying Round the Edges: Models of Change on the Margin"
Samuel Lieu, "Rome on the Euphrates - The Final Siege of Dura-Europos"
David Noy, "The Jews of Roman Syria: The Synagogues of Dura-Europos and Apamea"
Nigel Pollard, "Colonial and Cultural Identities in Parthian and Roman Dura-Europos"
Geoffrey Greatrex, "Roman frontiers and foreign policy in the East"
Frank Beetham (Trans.), "A Byzantine Life of Constantine (BHG 365) (Annotated by Samuel N. C. Lieu)"
 
Alston, Richard
"Fraying Round the Edges: Models of Change on the Margin" (2007)
In: Aspects of the Roman East : Papers in Honour of Professor Fergus Millar FBA [Studia Antiqua Australiensia (SAA 3)]
Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2007
 
Anderson, Michael E.
The Parthian Interpreter: An Odyssey of the Later Empire (2007)
Booklocker.com, Inc., 2007, 532 p.
Abstract: A Roman senator and his Parthian slave battle their way across half the world to reach China. Their growing conflicts cause one man to lose his soul while the other finds love and purpose far from his birth country.
 
Ash, John
The Parthian Stations (2007)
Carcanet, 2007, 96 p.
Abstract: Modern poetry.

The document known as "The Parthian Stations" is an account of the overland route from Antioch to the borders of India in the first century BC. John Ash's own "Parthian Stations" begins with his departure from New York to Istanbul. It is a journey, as he writes, not so much between contrasting cities as 'between different versions of the same city', to a place that is exotic and familiar, spanning West and East, past and present, where cultures and histories intersect. It holds memories and encounters: time dissolves, but it is also vividly real, with buses, restaurants and meetings with friends. Precise, witty and unpredictable, John Ash writes as the watchful outsider, with the insights of a resident. "The Parthian Stations" continues his exploration of what it means to be a part of a culture, to celebrate what is loved and ultimately unknowable. [Publisher]

"The title poem tells of ancient Parthia and its clashes with Rome. As he contemplates forgotten names of places that signify "the people dying in their thousands, / corpses uncounted under the rubble", he laments ignorance of the past and the east, the casualties of Afghanistan and Iraq as well as of the Roman age. He also acknowledges how difficult it is to avoid failures of sympathy and understanding, to feel for so many dead." [William Wootten, The Guardian, Saturday May 19, 2007] http://books.guardian.co.uk/reviews/poetry/0,,2083082,00.html
 
Assar, G. R. F.
"Arsaces IV (c. 170-168 BC) the 1st 'Missing' Parthian King" (2006-2007)
Name-ye Iran-e Bastan, 2007, vol. 6, no. 1 & 2 (2006-7), p. 3-14.
 
"New Date on Vardanes II Tetradrachms" (2007)
Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, 2007, no. 194 (winter), p. 5-7.
Abstract: Amend reference to n. 20 in footnote 6 on page 5 which should read n. 21.
 
"The Proper Name of the 2nd Parthian Ruler" (2008)
Bulletin of Ancient Iranian History (UCLA), 2008, vol. 4, no. March
 
Bertolino, R.
"Les inscriptions, la langue et l'écriture" (2009)
In: Hatra, un patrimoine irakien en danger
Dossiers d'Archeologie, 2009, no. 334 (Jul-Aug), p. 28-33.
Abstract: "La Mésopotamie a constitué le coeur d'un grand empire à la tête duquel plusieurs dynasties appartenant à des peuples d'origines différentes se sont succédé, Sumériens, Sémites de langue akkadienne, puis Perses. Le processus d'hellénisation de l'Orient – initié par Alexandre et poursuivi ensuite par les Séleucides – a contribué à la naissance d'une réalité culturelle nouvelle, où les éléments orientaux et les éléments grecs se mélangeaient. C’est ce qui explique la situation culturelle et linguistique à l’époque de Hatra, où coexistent en Mésopotamie l'araméen, le pehlevi et le grec." [Author]
 
Bigwood, J. M.
"Some Parthian Queens in Greek and Babylonian Documents" (2008)
Iranica Antiqua, 2008, vol. 43, p. 235-274.
 
Bivar, A. D. H.
Gondophares and the Indo-Parthians (2007)
In: Curtis, Vesta Sarkhosh & Stewart, Sarah (eds.), Age of the Parthians. Series: Idea of Iran, vol. 2
London: I.B. Tauris, 2007
 
Bollati, Ariela
"Le impronte di sigillo da Seleucia al Tigri e dalla Mesopotamia seleucide" (2007)
In: Invernizzi, Antonio (ed.), Sulla via di Alessandro da Seleucia al Gandhara (Catalog of the exhibition, Palazzo Madama, Torino, 27 Feb to 27 May 2007)
Torino: Edizioni Silvana Editoriale, 2007
 
Cellerino, Alessandra
"Vita quotidiana e usi funerari nella Mesopotamia seleucide e partica" (2007)
In: Invernizzi, Antonio (ed.), Sulla via di Alessandro da Seleucia al Gandhara (Catalog of the exhibition, Palazzo Madama, Torino, 27 Feb to 27 May 2007)
Torino: Edizioni Silvana Editoriale, 2007
 
Cribb, Joe & Herrmann, Georgina (eds.)
After Alexander: Central Asia Before Islam (2007)
In: Proceedings of the British Academy ; 133
London: Oxford University Press, 2007
Abstract: This is a new study of the history, archaeology and numismatics of Central Asia, an area of great significance for our understanding of the ancient and early medieval world. This vast, land-locked region, with its extreme continental climate, was a centre of civilization with greatmetropolises. Its cosmopolitan population followed different religions (Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Buddhism), and traded extensively with China, India, the Middle East, and Europe. The millennium from the overthrow of the first world empire of Achaemenian Persians by Alexander the Great to thearrival of the Arabs and Islam was a period of considerable change and conflict. The volume focuses on recent investigations in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. It provides a complex analysis of the symbiosis between the city life based on oases, and the nomadic peoples grazing their animals in the surrounding semi-deserts. Other topics include the influence of the Greek colonistson military architecture, and the major impact of the Great Kushans on the spread of Buddhism and on the development of the Central Asian metropolis. And although written documents rarely survive, coinage has provided essential evidence for the political and cultural history of the region. These essays will be of interest to the scholar, the student, and the armchair traveller. [publisher]
 
Curran, John
"The Ambitions of Quintus Labienus 'Parthicus'" (2007)
Antichthon, 2007, vol. 41, p. 33-53.
 
Curtis, Vesta Sarkhosh
"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]
 
Dabrowa, Edward
"The political propaganda of the first Arsacids and its targets (from Arsaces I to Mithradates II)" (2008)
Parthica, 2008, vol. 10
 
Daryaee, Touraj
Sasanian Persia: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (In press)
London: I.B. Tauris, 2009
Abstract: This title will be released on February 17, 2009.

The Sasanians were the last of the ancient Persian dynasties, and the largest empire to espouse Zoroastrianism, before the encounter with the Arabs swept away the pre-Islamic institutions. Using new sources, Touraj Daryaee provides a portrait of the empire’s often negelcted social history, exploring the development of political and administrative institutions from foundation by Ardashir I to the last king, Yasdegerd III, and the attempts of his descendants to re-estabish a second state for almost a century after. [Publisher]
 
Dirven, L.
"Hatra, un exemple exceptionnel de l'art parthe" (2009)
In: Hatra, un patrimoine irakien en danger
Dossiers d'Archeologie, 2009, no. 334 (Jul-Aug), p. 46-55.
Abstract: "Les monuments de Hatra, ville préislamique située dans la steppe nord-mésopotamienne à environ 50 km à l’ouest de l’ancienne Assur et à environ 80 km au nord-ouest de la Mossoul d’aujourd’hui, sont considérés comme des exemples exceptionnels de l’art parthe. La combinaison d’architecture, de sculpture, d’inscriptions, de graffitis et d’objets nous offre un aperçu tout à fait hors du commun de la vie quotidienne dans une ville parthe du nord de la Mésopotamie pendant les trois premiers siècles ap. J.-C. La période parthe est une époque relativement mal connue de l’histoire de la Mésopotamie, et la documentation provenant de Hatra nous apporte des perspectives extraordinaires afin de mieux comprendre la société, la culture et la religion parthes." [Author]
 
Downey, Susan B.
"L'Arte partica" (2007)
In: Invernizzi, Antonio (ed.), Sulla via di Alessandro da Seleucia al Gandhara (Catalog of the exhibition, Palazzo Madama, Torino, 27 Feb to 27 May 2007)
Torino: Edizioni Silvana Editoriale, 2007
 
Edwell, Peter
Between Rome and Persia : The Middle Euphrates, Mesopotamia and Palmyra Under Roman Control (2007)
London: Routledge, 2007, 304 p.
Abstract: This detailed history of explores Rome’s interaction with its Persian neighbour and enemy from the first century BC to the third century AD. Peter Edwell takes the innovative approach in treating the area in regional terms, giving more nuanced interpretations than are available in broader treatments of the Roman Near East. [Publisher]

Table of Contents:
Introduction
1. Rome on the Euphrates and in Mesopotamia ca. 65 BC to AD 165
2. Rome and Palmyra ca. 65 BC to AD 165
3. The Province of Mesopotamia and the Division of Syria under the Severans
4. Roman Military Organisation of the Middle Euphrates, Palmyra and Mesopotamia ca. AD 200–257
5. Conflict Between Rome and Sasanian Persia Involving the Middle Euphrates and Mesopotamia
6. Palmyra and Rome: AD 260–72
 
Errington, E. & Curtis, Vesta Sarkhosh
From Persepolis to the Punjab. Exploring Ancient Iran (2007)
London: British Museum Press, 2007
Abstract: Discusses details of Phraates conflict with Tiridates.
 
Farrokh, Kaveh
Shadows in the Desert: Ancient Persia at War (2007)
Osprey, 2007
Abstract: The text outlines Persia's contributions to world civilization in areas such as mythology, technology, sciences, literature, militaria, the arts, music, architecture and garments.
 
Frendo, David
"Roman Expansion and the Graeco-Iranian World: Carrhae, Its Explanation and Aftermath in Plutarch" (2007)
Bulletin of the Asia Institute, 2007, tome/ser. New, vol. 17
 
Gaibov, Vassif & Koshelenko, Gennadij A.
"A horseman charging a foot-soldier: a new subject in Parthian glyptic art" (2008)
Parthica, 2008, vol. 10
 
Gaslain, Jérôme
"Le statut royal arsacide à la lumière du portrait imberbe de Pacoros" (2007)
Bulletin of Parthian and Mixed Oriental Studies, 2007, vol. 2, p. 7-16.
Abstract: Historians of the Arsacid Period always considered that Pacoros, the eldest son of King Orodes II (57-38 BC), was a well-known Arsacid prince because of his repeated attacks on Syria and then his short invasion of Judea in 40 BC. These military campaigns in the sphere of East Roman World of influence are also remembered because of Pacoros' youth. Nevertheless, the context of the beardless representation of Pacoros on his coinage remains unclear in many aspects. But it is now possible to present a twofold hypothesis on the career of this young prince : at about 40 BC, Pacoros was a co-regent with Orodes II and, as a unique case in the Arsacid History, at that point in time and simultaneously with his father, he held the title King of kings. [Author]
 
"Le monnayage hatréen" (2009)
In: Hatra, un patrimoine irakien en danger
Dossiers d'Archeologie, 2009, no. 334 (Jul-Aug), p. 24-27.
Abstract: "Notre connaissance de l’histoire hatréenne repose essentiellement sur de nombreuses inscriptions, sur l’architecture d’époque « parthe », et sur les données littéraires. La numismatique apparaît comme une source complémentaire non négligeable qui, bien qu’en partie énigmatique, permet d’en savoir un peu plus sur le fonctionnement de la ville et de sa zone sacrée." {Author]
 
"Les rois parthes mentionnés à Hatra" (2009)
In: Hatra, un patrimoine irakien en danger
Dossiers d'Archeologie, 2009, no. 334 (Jul-Aug), p. 68-71.
Abstract: "Au IIe s. ap. J.-C., Hatra connaît son âge d’or, période beaucoup mieux documentée que les âges obscurs hatréens, tant du point de vue de la direction politique de la ville que de celui de son architecture. C’est le siècle de référence pour cette ville mésopotamienne d’époque « parthe ». Or, au temps de l’essor hatréen, la monarchie arsacide connaît, quant à elle, une période trouble, surtout durant la première moitié du IIe s. ap. J.-C., les intrigues autour du trône et les usurpateurs se multipliant." [Author]
 
Gilbert, D. L.
Magi: A Novel (2007)
Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2007
Abstract: The premise of Magi: A Novel is that the magi of Christmas fame were from the priestly caste of Parthia. I believe the user group and those interested in Parthian culture will enjoy the historical accuracy of the book. King Phraates, Queen Thea Musa and Prince Phraataces have prominent roles in the novel. The chief setting of the story in the early chapters is the city of Ctesiphon. Parthian culture, religion, politics, dress, customs, warfare, death rituals, language, coins, geography, and personal names are all described with care and authenticity. The research to complete the manuscript took ten years.
 
Greatrex, Geoffrey
"Roman frontiers and foreign policy in the East" (2007)
In: Aspects of the Roman East : Papers in Honour of Professor Fergus Millar FBA [Studia Antiqua Australiensia (SAA 3)]
Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2007
 
Hiebert, Fredrik & Cambon, Pierre (eds.)
Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul (2008)
2008, 304 p.
Abstract: Exhibition catalog. The exhibition, co-organized by the National Geographic Society and the National Gallery of Art, will travel to the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, October 24, 2008 through January 25, 2009; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, February 22 through May 17, 2009; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 23 through September 20, 2009. After its tour through Paris, Turin, and Amsterdam, the show was reorganized for the United States and accompanied by this new catalogue.

Revealing Afghanistan’s multicultural heritage are some 228 objects ranging in date from 2200 BC to the second century AD. Drawn from four archaeological sites, they belong to the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul and include fragmentary gold bowls with artistic links to Mesopotamia and Indus valley cultures (modern-day Pakistan) from the Bronze Age site of Tepe Fullol; bronze and stone sculptures and a gilded silver plaque from the former Greek colony at Aï Khanum (“Lady Moon”); bronzes, ivories, and painted glassware that had been imported from Roman Egypt, China, and India, and excavated from ancient storerooms discovered in the 1930s and 1940s in Begram; and more than 100 gold ornaments from the “Bactrian Hoard,” found in 1978 in Tillya Tepe, the site of six nomad graves, and revealing a synthesis of Greek, Roman, Persian, Indian, Chinese, and Siberian styles.
 
Hollis, Adrian; Mitchiner, Christopher & Mitchiner, Michael
"Two New Parthian Drachms" (2008)
Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, 2008, no. 195 (Spring), p. 4-5.
Abstract: Authors describe two silver drachms bearing Phraates name, apparently minted on campaign in an eastern area of Parthian empire. The conclusion is that they are coins of Phraates IV during his exile to the east and most probably were minted to pay the Scythian army that helped him regain the throne from Tiridates ca. 27 B.C.
 
Invernizzi, Antonio
"The Culture of Nisa between Steppe and Empire" (2007)
In: Cribb, Joe & Herrmann, Georgina (eds.), After Alexander: Central Asia Before Islam. Proceedings of the British Academy ; 133
London: Oxford University Press, 2007
 
"The Greatness that was Parthia" (2007)
In: Vladimir G. Lukonin Memorial Lecture, British Museum, London, 10 July 2007
2007
 
"Introduzione all'arte dell'Asia ellenizzata" (2007)
In: Invernizzi, Antonio (ed.), Sulla via di Alessandro da Seleucia al Gandhara (Catalog of the exhibition, Palazzo Madama, Torino, 27 Feb to 27 May 2007)
Torino: Edizioni Silvana Editoriale, 2007
 
"On the occasion of the 6oth anniversary of the discovery of the Nisa rhytons" (2008)
Parthica, 2008, vol. 10
 
"Nisa Partica. Le sculture ellenistiche" (2009)
In: Monografie di Mesopotamia - 9
Firenze: 2009
 
Invernizzi, Antonio & Lippolis, Carlo
Nisa Partica : Ricerche nel complesso monumentale arsacide 1990-2006 (2008)
In: Monografie di Mesopotamia - 9
Firenze: Casa Editrice Le Lettere, 2008, xii+404 p.
Abstract: Il centro di Nisa Partica (nell’attuale Turkmenistan meridionale) venne fondato nella prima metà del II secolo a.C. dal fautore dell’impero arsacide Mitridate I (da cui l’antico nome della cittadella Mithradatkert, la fortezza di Mitridate) e fu destinato a divenire un grande sacrario dei re di questa dinastia. L’importanza di Nisa sta nel fatto che essa costituisce una delle prime fondazioni reali della cultura partica ed una delle meglio documentate, grazie a scavi che si susseguono oramai da oltre 70 anni. La produzione nisena illustra in maniera esemplare quelli che sono i caratteri tipici dell’arte e dell’architettura della corte dei primi sovrani partici e per un periodo storico cruciale per l’Asia Centrale: quando cioè, dopo la conquista di Alessandro Magno, si assiste al fiorire di civiltà e culture capaci di assorbire e fondere le tradizioni occidentale ed orientale, sempre elaborando nuove soluzioni artistiche che rimarranno per i secoli a venire.

La missione italiana, attiva dal 1990 nel settore centrale monumentale della cittadella, ha completato gli scavi sovietici del secondo dopoguerra nella Sala Rotonda uno degli edifici più sacrali dell’intero complesso e, adiacente ad essa, ha riportato alla luce una seconda fabbrica monumentale (anch’essa con una qualche destinazione cerimoniale), denominata Edificio Rosso per la sua caratteristica decorazione. In quest’ultimo settore sono emersi, al di sopra delle antiche strutture arsacidi, livelli medievali di un edificio piuttosto esteso.

I dati raccolti durante questi lavori, gli studi strutturali e le proposte ricostruttive degli edifici indagati, le missioni interdisciplinari di studio, analisi e documentazione sugli oggetti (statue in argilla cruda, ceramica, piccoli oggetti, rhyta etc…) condotte nei principali musei della capitale turkmena hanno prodotto una cospicua messe di dati - presentati in un volume ricco di illustrazioni e disegni- che permettono di tracciare un quadro complesso di Nisa: un centro altamente significativo per la nostra conoscenza della cultura partica nelle fasi della sua definizione ed affermazione nei territori dell’Asia Centrale, tra il II secolo a.C. e il I secolo d.C.

Con numerose illustrazioni in b/n. 37 tavole a colori, 7 piante in grande formato contenute in una cartellina allegata. [Publisher]
 
Invernizzi, Antonio (ed.)
Sulla via di Alessandro da Seleucia al Gandhara (Catalog of the exhibition, Palazzo Madama, Torino, 27 Feb to 27 May 2007) (2007)
Torino: Edizioni Silvana Editoriale, 2007
Abstract: Contents:
- Michael Alram, "L'Asia dopo Alessandro"
- Antonio Invernizzi, "Introduzione all'arte dell'Asia ellenizzata"
- Susan B. Downey, "L'Arte partica"
- Pierre Leriche, "Le città dell'Oriente ellenistico"
- Roberta Ricciardi Venco, "Le antiche città mesopotamiche in periodo ellenistico e partico"
- Gennadij A. Kos¡elenko, "Il commercio in età seleucide e partica"
- Vito Messina, "Seleucia al Tigri"
- Alberto Simonetta, "La monetazione di età seleucide e partica della zecca di Seleucia al Tigri"
- Ariela Bollati, "Le impronte di sigillo da Seleucia al Tigri e dalla Mesopotamia seleucide"
- Roberta Menegazz, "La coroplastica della Mesopotamia ellenizzata"
- Elisabetta Valtz, "La ceramica da Seleucia al Tigri e dalla Mesopotamia seleucide e partica"
- Alessandra Cellerino, "Vita quotidiana e usi funerari nella Mesopotamia seleucide e partica"
- Carlo Lippolis, "Nisa-Mitridatkert. Alle origini dell'Arte dei Parti"
- Paola Piacentini, "La tradizione iranica nel periodo partico"
- Anna Filigenzi, "L'Arte del Gandhãra"
- Anna Filigenzi, "L'Arte sacra di Butkara I"
 
Jäger, Ulf
Rhyta in pre-islamic Persia : Their origin and variety; their use; Greek influence on their construction after Alexander; major finds (In press)
In: Yarshater, Ehsan (ed.), Encyclopedia Iranica
2007
 
Jones, Terry & Ereira, Alan
Terry Jones' Barbarians (2007)
London: BBC Books, 2007
Abstract: "In the Monty Python film Life of Brian, a member of the People's Front of Judea asks, "What have the Romans ever done for us?" (apart from, of course, the "sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health"). The director of that movie—and now popular historian—Jones (Who Murdered Chaucer?), along with Ereira (The People's England), now answer the question: a bit, but nowhere near as much as the barbarians did. Jones attempts to overturn the popular conception of the glorious Roman Empire, which he says is mostly propaganda, and claims that the barbarians—a general term describing the tribes of western and northern Europe, as well as of the Middle East—have for too long been slandered as "savages" by the allegedly more advanced and civilized Romans and their descendants. In fact, these assorted Celts, Vandals, Persians and Goths were technologically, economically and intellectually sophisticated, but were on the wrong side of history. While scholars will sniff at Jones's offhand humor, somewhat wide-eyed "revelations"—which have been revealed before—and tendency to believe the vastly exaggerated death tolls of the time (he relies on Plutarch's figure that Julius Caesar slaughtered a million Gauls, a virtually impossible feat), readers will go along for a most enjoyable ride and appreciate his fascinating tale of the barbarians' lost world. 24 pages of color photos, maps. (Sept. 15) [Publishers Weekly]
 
Kaim, Barbara
"The Parthian settlements in the Serakhs oasis" (2008)
Parthica, 2008, vol. 10
 
Koshelenko, Gennadij A.
"Il commercio in età seleucide e partica" (2007)
In: Invernizzi, Antonio (ed.), Sulla via di Alessandro da Seleucia al Gandhara (Catalog of the exhibition, Palazzo Madama, Torino, 27 Feb to 27 May 2007)
Torino: Edizioni Silvana Editoriale, 2007
 
"Genealogy of the First Arsacids (once again about Nisa Ostracon 1760)" [English tr. by Vadim Nikitin] (2008)
Fairborn, Ohio: Parthia.com Web Site, 2007
Abstract: Vadim Nikitin's English translation of Koshelenko's "Genealogiya Pervykh Arshakidov (eshche raz o nisiyskom ostrake no. 1760)".

The article contains an analysis of the data on the genealogy of the first Arsacids from the ostrakon No. 1760 of the Nisian Archive. On comparing these data with those from the written sources (Justian and Arrian), the author is able to modify the genealogy established by his predecessors. A comparison of the data from early Parthian history from works by Justin and Arrian enables the author to elucidate a number of trends which existed in the official ideology of Parthia and substantiated the right of descendants of Tiridates to the Parthian throne. ["Abstracts of papers included in the collection", Istoriya i kultura narodov Srednei Azii: drevnost i srednie veka, B. G. Gafurov and B.A. Litvinsky, eds., (Moskva: Nauka, 1976), p. 168]

Frye [1984, 209] bases his acceptance of Koshelenko's theory of descent of the Arsacids on this article.
 
Leriche, Pierre
"Le città dell'Oriente ellenistico" (2007)
In: Invernizzi, Antonio (ed.), Sulla via di Alessandro da Seleucia al Gandhara (Catalog of the exhibition, Palazzo Madama, Torino, 27 Feb to 27 May 2007)
Torino: Edizioni Silvana Editoriale, 2007
 
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