Tag: Pantea

Madeleine de Scudéry’s Femmes Illustres – Pantea Arteshbod

Panthea was a Persian Lieutenant Commander who served under Cyrus the Great, a thing far from being uncommon for Persian women. She played a crucial role in the Battle of Opis (539 b.C.) during the Persian invasion of Mesopotamia, in which the armies of Cyrus defeated the neo-Babylonian emperor Nabonidus, thus annexing Babylonia into the […]