The Middle Persian Era

  title={The Middle Persian Era},
  author={Jan Rypka},
In consequence of the victory of Alexander the Great (330–323 B.C.) vast changes were wrought in Iran. Many centuries later Persian tradition still refers to the fall of the Achaemenid kingdom as the greatest catastrophe that ever befell Iran. Alexander abolished the privileged position of the Iranian elements and endeavoured to form a new nobility by amalgamating the ranks of his officers with the Iranian feudal aristocracy who had finally joined forces with him. But after his sudden death… CONTINUE READING