Cyrus the Great: From Ancient Persia to the European Literary Imagination Past

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 ,
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
- Irvine, CA, United States

FREE & Open to the public.

We will explore the archaeological, historical and literary evidence for Cyrus the Great from the great Persian Capital, Pasargadae to the English Literature and Drama in pre-modern history.

Opening Remarks:
Touraj Daryaee (UCI)

Speakers:
-Rahim Shayegan (UCLA): "From Cyrus to Darius: Conquest, Usurpation, and Continuity"
-Ali Mousavi (UCLA): "Pasargadae & Kingdom of Solomon"
-Khodadad Rezakhani: (University of Nevada, Reno)
"Cyrus as the Ideal King in European Medieval Literature"
-Sheiba Kaufman (UCI): "To bestow a Cyrus upon the world to make many Cyruses: Discovering Europe's Idea Ruler in Persia's Legendary King"

Film Screening:
Intolerance (1916) directed by D.W. Griffith
Allison Perlman (UCI Professor of Film and Television History), will discuss the significance of the film following the screening.

Featuring live music performance by the students from the UCI School of Music.

Closing Remarks:
Mazyar Lotfalian (UCI)

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