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Published: 29 December 2020

480 Pages | 53 black-and-white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199687640

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Aršāma and his World: The Bodleian Letters in Context

Volume I: The Bodleian Letters

Edited by Christopher J. Tuplin and John Ma

Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents

  • Commentary on the Bodleian letters in unprecedented detail
  • The first proper publication of Aršāma's seal, a hitherto woefully under-appreciated masterpiece of Achaemenid glyptic
  • Provides a broad context for the letters and letter-bullae as communicative objects in their own right and as a gateway to administrative and economic institutions
  • A distinctive view onto the history of the Achaemenid period