Women rule. Conflicts at the Persian court during the reign of Artaxerxes II according to Plutarch of Chaeronea Cover Image
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Kobiety rządzą. Walki na dworze perskim za Artakserksesa II według Plutarcha z Cheronei
Women rule. Conflicts at the Persian court during the reign of Artaxerxes II according to Plutarch of Chaeronea

Author(s): Radosław Domazet
Subject(s): Middle Ages, Modern Age, 6th to 12th Centuries, 13th to 14th Centuries, 15th Century, 16th Century, 17th Century, 18th Century, 19th Century
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Plutarch of Chaeronea; Middle Platonic moralist literatur; Artaxerxes I; Parysati; Stateira
Summary/Abstract: Plutarch’s Life of Artaxerxes II presents the character and the ruling style of the Persianking, focusing on the moral aspect of his attitudes and actions. As an experiencedbiographer, he shows history through people controlled by emotions and experiences.Artaxerxes II for the most part of the work is exposed as a weak ruler, subjected to theinfluence of his mother and of his wife, who fight each other. Based on their struggle,Plutarch creates a war of good, represented by Stateira, versus evil, personified byParysatia.

  • Page Range: 57-69
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish