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How the Persians were written out of history

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones reveals how a mighty ancient empire fell foul of a Greek smear campaign

Published: June 8, 2022 at 4:43 pm
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Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones tells Spencer Mizen why Eurocentric depictions of the “barbarous” Persians have obscured the achievements of one of the ancient world’s great civilisations.

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Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones is the author of Persians: The Age of The Great Kings (Wildfire, 2022)

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Authors

Spencer MizenProduction Editor, BBC History Magazine

Spencer is production editor of BBC History Magazine

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