Discuss the birth of the Arsacid/Parthian Empire in the third century
BCE. What was happening when Arsaces I came onto the scene in Afro-
Eurasia? (think of the Seleucids, Ptolemies, smaller states, etc.). How did
the Arsacids/Parthians change as they began to conquest the Iranian
Plateau? (From Mithradates I to Mithradates II). Were the Arsacids a
Hellenistic Empire, or something else? Provide evidence for your