The Persian Empire

1.00 – 4.00pm Saturday 26th October
Room 101, La Trobe University Franklin Street
Presented by Rod White

For 250 years the Persian Empire ruled over a vast multicultural population which at its peak stretched from the Indus Valley of India to Thrace and Macedonia in southern Europe. The enemy of the ancient Greeks and sacker of Athens, the Persian Empire will always pose one of the world's greatest "what ifs?". What would the western world have looked like if Persia had defeated the ancient Greeks? To explore this question, this session will examine the Persian Empire, its internal culture and history and its interactions with the wider world.

Optional Preparatory Reading:
P. Briant, From Cyrus to Alexander. A History of the Persian Empire (Eisenbraun, 2002)

Course Code - PE12 Cost: $105 (full)/ $95 (discount)

Registration Census Date: Friday 18th October

If this seminar has not reached the minimum number of enrolments required to run by the registration census date it will be cancelled. Please register early to avoid disappointment.