Persian Empire the Hermit: We are treated with some stunning visuals and even more stunning documentaries overall on the history and legends of the different ancient empires such as the Greek, Roman and even Egyptian. But very few are there in popular media or even in documentaries when compared to other contemporary empires and states.
Persian Empire the Hermit
This has its roots in the fact that the Persian Empire had a certain secretive and sometimes sinister feel to them in the legends such as the Immortals who were then considered just that but in reality, were replenished after every battle.
These are never really depicted in modern media. This article will tell you about the times that the Persian Empire was depicted anywhere and what impact they had.
The Ancient Persian Empire in Movies
When compared with other forms of media, the Persian Empire would be least satisfied with its exposure in movies and documentaries. In recent times although they have made very bold appearances in two movies that have reached powerful acclaim, namely ‘300’ based on the gory and violent comics of Frank Miller and ‘Prince of Persia: Sands of Time’ based on the video game of the same name.
Both of these movies have been taken to be critical and box office hits. But the question remains as to why there is not more about a culture that is rich in so many more ways than one.
The richest city that possibly ever was, Persepolis, is home to so many recovered great stories and the history of Persia itself is of such depth that it makes you wonder why it is so scarce in the movies. Thus when we talk of motion media, Persian Empire is not adequately portrayed.
The Ancient Persian Empire in Video Games
Anyone related in any way to the world of gaming knows the name of the game called ‘Prince of Persia’. It has been there for so long since the DOS version of it first made its impact making way for two sequels.
But the real coming of age moment came when in gaming media Persian Empire made its footfall heard in the form of the 2003 Prince of Persia: Sands of time revival. Since then, a series of sequels such as Warrior Within, The Two Thrones, and The Forgotten Sands have made their mark. Recently ‘Garshasp’ is a new game based on a Persian hero is about to come out.
The ancient Persian Empire in Books and Novels
There have been many books mentioning ancient Persia such as ‘The Gates of Fire’, ‘The Persian Boy’ and ‘The Sands of Ammon’.
These are albeit based on the point of views of the rival point of Persia in most cases but those from the point of view of Persians also there such as ‘The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate’ and ‘Creation’ which is true Persian stories retold. Hence in written media, Persian Empire stories are not scarce.
The Ancient Persian Empire in Music and Art
The legacy of Persian art is something that cannot be depicted but has lived on with its influence. In case of music, the instruments and the overall pattern of notation techniques are very common even now in many places.
The geometrical art that is so common in so many different areas of Asia and even in parts of Germany and Russia are originated from Persian Art.