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Lecture: Prof. John W.I. Lee (UCSB History) on “Women in Ancient Persia” at the Goleta Valley Library

Goleta Valley Library 500 North Fairview Avenue, Goleta

Western stereotypes of Ancient Persia often focus on images of exotic harems, scheming queens, and decadent court life. Prof. Lee explains what the ancient textual and archaeological sources actually reveal about women’s lives in the empire of Achaemenid Persia (550-330 BC).  The lecture examines the economic, political, and social power of women across the Achaemenid […]