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Genealogy of the First Arsacids

(once again about Nisa ostracon 1760)

by G. A. Koshelenko


Abstract:

The article contains an analysis of the data on the genealogy of the first Arsacids from the ostrakon No. 1760 of the Nisian Archive. On comparing these data with those from the written sources (Justian and Arrian), the author is able to modify the genealogy established by his predecessors. A comparison of the data from early Parthian history from works by Justin and Arrian enables the author to elucidate a number of trends which existed in the official ideology of Parthia and substantiated the right of descendants of Tiridates to the Parthian throne. ["Abstracts of papers included in the collection", Istoriya i kultura narodov Srednei Azii: drevnost i srednie veka, B. G. Gafurov and B.A. Litvinsky, eds., (Moskva: Nauka, 1976), p. 168]

Frye [1984, 209] bases his acceptance of Koshelenko's theory of descent of the Arsacids on this article.

Original article in Russian:

Геннадий А. Кошеленко, "Генеалогия первых аршакидов (еще раз о низийском остраке № 1760)"
В книге: Гафуров, Б. Г., Литвинский, Б. А. (ред.), "История и культура народов Средней Азии (древность и средние века)", Москва, Наука, 1976. стр. 31-37.
Koshelenko, G. A., "Genealogia Pervykh Arshakidov" in Istoriya i kultura narodov Srednei Azii: drevnost i srednie veka, B. G. Gafurov and B.A. Litvinsky, eds. (Moskva: Nauka, Glav. red. vostochnoi lit-ry, 1976), pp. 31-37.

Italian Translation:

Prof. A. Invernizzi (tr.), "La genealogia dei primi arsacidi (ancora sul'ostrakon di Nisa n. 1760)" in Mesopotamia 17 (1982), pp. 133-146.

English Translation:

Vadim Nikitin (tr.), "Genealogy of the First Arsacids (once again about Nisa Ostracon 1760)" on Parthia.com, 10 May 2008.

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