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>>525BC Achaemenid huvaka
Subjecthuvaka 'kinsman' cavalryman
Culture: Persian/Iranian
Setting: Achaemenid empire, Persia 6-4thcBC

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* Llewellyn-Jones 2022 May p23
"Since the era of the Greco-Persian Wars, the Persians have been at the receiving end of a smear campaign in which they have been cast as the tyrannical oppressors of the free world. This has been hugely damaging for the study of the history of ancient Persia -- and it's a problem that's been compounded by the fact that the Persians never wrote narrative history in the way that the Greeks did, instead relying on oral storytelling, poetry and song to transmit their past."

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