The Birth Of The Arsacid
Discuss the birth of the Arsacid/Parthian Empire in the third centuryBCE. What was happening when Arsaces I came onto the scene in Afro-Eurasia? (think of the Seleucids, Ptolemies, smaller states, etc.). How didthe Arsacids/Parthians change as they began to conquest the IranianPlateau? (From Mithradates I to Mithradates II). Were the Arsacids aHellenistic Empire, or something else? Provide evidence for yourargument.