April 25, 2019
"Assyrian Imperial Power and How to Oppose It"
LMU Munich and University College London
May 1, 2019
Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute
In the early first millennium BC, the ancient kingdom of Assyria became the dominant power of the Middle East. Attitudes and preferences of the imperial center shaped the lives and lifestyles between the Nile and the Caspian Sea. What made the Assyrian Empire so successful? And was it possible to oppose this exemplary lowland predatory state?