The Idea of Culture in Late Ancient Persia

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 6pm - 9:30pm

Location: Sufi Mediterranean Restaurant, located at 5911 Balboa Ave, San Diego 92111

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In order to be a cultured person in ancient Iran, Herodotus mentions that the Persians had to ride horses well, shoot and tell the truth. They should know the stories of old and about their father, i.e., Cyrus. 
By the late ancient period (200-700 CE), the idea of culture and learning had developed further and had become complex in terms of physical and mental preparation. Drawing on both archaeological and textual evidence from pre-Islamic period.


About The Speaker: 

Dr. Touraj Daryaee
 is the Maseeh Chair in Persian Studies & Culture and the Director of the Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at the University of California, Irvine. He is the editor of the Name-ye Iran-e Bastan: The International Journal of Ancient Iranian Studies, as well as Dabir: Digital Archives of Brief notes & Iran Review, and the creator of Sasanika: The Late Antique Iran Project.

Dr. Daryaee's Information can be found on the following links:

Music Perfoamance:
Sina Gharavi: Tar
Mahmood Tehrani: Tonbak


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