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Author Schomp, Virginia.

Title The ancient Persians / Virginia Schomp.

Publication Info. New York : Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, [2009]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Juvenile Nonfiction  J 935 SCH    DUE 07-12-22
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Description 96 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Series Schomp, Virginia. Myths of the world.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 90-93) and index.
Contents The magic of myths -- Part I. Meet the ancient Persians ; At the crossroads ; The glories of Persia ; Kings, nobles, and commoners ; The teachings of Zarathustra ; The sacred fire -- Part II. Timeless tales of ancient Persia ; The origins of the world and humans: Ahura Mazda and the good creation ; Tales from the Shahnameh: the first earthly kings ; The golden age: Yima saves the world ; Good triumphs over evil: Zahhak the serpent king ; Mythical creatures: Rostam and his marvelous horse ; The founding of Zoroastrianism: the life of Zarathustra -- Glossary -- Ancient Persian writing and texts -- To find out more -- Selected bibliography -- Notes on quotations -- Index.
Summary A retelling of several ancient Persian myths, with background information describing the history, geography, belief systems, and customs of the ancient Persians.
Subject Iran -- History -- To 640 -- Juvenile literature.
Zoroastrianism -- Juvenile literature.
Firdawsī. Shāhnāmah -- Adaptations -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Firdawsī. Shāhnāmah. Selections. English.
ISBN 9780761442189
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