Ancient Persian Warfare



  • The ancient Persian military evolved from the earlier armed forces of the Medes which, in turn, developed from the warrior class of the indigenous people of the Iranian Plateau, the Aryan migrants (including the Persians) who later settled there, and the Assyrian army which was defeated by the Medes. The Achaemenid Empire (c. 550-330 BCE) took the best aspects of these earlier models to create one of the most effective military forces in the ancient world.

    Certain aspects of their model would be changed by the Parthian Empire (247 BCE - 224 CE) and improved upon by the Sassanian Empire (224-651 CE) which skillfully integrated the various aspects of their predecessors in forming a military so effective it was able to withstand repeated invasions by the legions of the Roman Empire. The Sassanian Empire only finally fell when its army was faced with a different, and more effective, military paradigm in the form of the Arab cavalry.
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  • A powerful empire but bow down to the Arab led by my fav leader, Umar bin Khattab RA đź’™



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  • The huge maritime trade that linked India, Mesopotamia, Red Sea and East Africa was too vast to control. If Suez Canal was exist as a natural branch in lithosphere at that time, I believe that the chain of four empires would be possible. Roman, Persian, Indian and China.. Imagine the sea trade!








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