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date: 19 September 2019

court, Persian royal 

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Matthew CanepaMatthew Canepa

Like *Sasanian *administration in general, the Persian royal court evolved from *Ardashir I’s pre-imperial provincial court and adopted many structural and compositional aspects of the Arsacid court that it subsumed. The composition of the Sasanian court changed over the course of the Empire as the Kings of Kings consolidated central power at the expense of provincial kings.... ...

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