Mercenary Soldiers in the Achaemenid World

John W.I. LeeLecture “Mercenary Soldiers in the Achaemenid World”

Wednesday, February 8 | 6:45-8:30 PM

Duke University

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Professor John W.I.  Lee’s field of expertise is in ancient Greece and West Asia, especially the Archaic-Classical Greek world and its relations with the Achaemenid Persian Empire. He is interested in the social and cultural aspects of ancient warfare as well as in the equipment, tactics, and logistics of ancient armies. His current research focuses on Achaemenid warfare and imperial politics in the late 400s-early 300s BCE. This lecture is part of the Duke University Emamian Lectureship Series.

  • 6:45 to 7:00 Social
  • 7:00 to 7:10 Introduction
  • 7:10 to 7:50 Speaker
  • 7:50 to 8:30 Q&A
  • and Free Discussion

Sponsored by Dr. Ali and Parvin Jarrahi, Iranian Cultural Society of NC, Center for Excellence in Persian Arts & Sciences, UNC Persian Studies, Duke University Middle Eastern Studies Center, Duke Persian Studies, Duke Islamic Studies Center, Duke University Libraries.