:)<3 asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

How did the Parthians come to control the Persian Empire?

Involving ancient world history.

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  • Aras
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    The Parthians were Persian themselves. So it wasn't a question of invasion. They gained political power and overthrew the Seleucid dynasty. The Parthians were among the group of Persians that were never conquered by Alexander and they were very powerful indeed.

    They used a combination of skilled horsemen and tactics to defeat the hellenistic dynasty and become the next dynasty of Persia.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I believe the word Parthians is what the Romans called the Persians... much like they called the Celts... Gauls.

  • 1 decade ago

    A tribe of Indo-Europeans conquered Persia and then from Persia, they conquered much of the Middle East

  • That Parth I forget.

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  • 1 decade ago

    hmm.. wikipedia

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