Zoroastrianism, A Religion That Influenced The Development Of Christianity And Manichaeism
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Seleucus dominated the territories of the former Achaemenid empire. He was commander of an elite guard corps in Alexander 's army. He ruled from 305 BCE to 281 BCE . The Seleucus inherited most of Achaemenid when Alexander died. They retained the Achaemenid system of administration.
Satraps often revolted against the Seleucid rule and the Seleucids lost their holdings in Northern Iran. Eventually, semi nomadic Parthians took over Iran during the 3rd century BCE. They had a federated governmental structure and had especially strong cavalry: well-trained forces of heavily armed cavalry. They did not have a centralized government but…