By Mary Boyce
This quantity is a part of a three-volume paintings tracing the heritage of Zoroastrianism. within the set, literary, archaeological and numismatic proof is drawn on and native advancements are explored. examine is made up of the Zoroastrian contributions to Hellenistic inspiration and to Judaism, Christianity and Mithraism. An excursus offers a reassessment of the Zoroastrian pseudepigrapha.
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Mayrhofer, Die Indo-Arier im alten Vorderasien, mit einer analytischen Bibliographie, Wiesbaden 1966; and, notably, P. , p. satya, against the twin Nasatyas of the Vedas). 51 GENERAL IS Indian, rather than Indo-Iranian ;55 and this is a remarkable fact, with Indians thus appearing first in history to the west of Iran. It seems, however, that no mass movement was involved in bringing these gods into Anatolia and Mesopotamia. Presumably it was a matter of small warbands penetrating into these ancient kingdoms, either as mercenaries or bold adventurers; and they came perhaps down through the mountain passes to the west of the Caspian.
Ranier (Handbuch d. Klass. Altertums-Wissenschaft III, Abt. 1), Munich 1933, 209 n. 3· Against the supposition that the name Assara Mazas, occurring on tablets of the Assyrian Assurbanipal, represents • Asura Mazda see A. Ungnad, "Ahura-Mazdah und Mithra in assyrischen Texten", OLZ XLVI, 1943, 193-201. Recently, however, M. Mayrhofer has argued anew in favour of the identification, see his "Neuere Forschungen zum Altpersischen", Donum Indogermanicum, Festgabe f. A. Scherer, Heidelberg 1971, 51-2.
7 It was indeed general IndoEuropean usage, it has been said, "to conceive as an active reality every 317, at the end of an admirable exposition of the universality of the Indo-Iranian gods. 4 For references to discussions of the word see J. Duchesne-Guillemin, "L'etude de l'iranien ancien au vingtieme siecle", Kratylos VII, 1962, 18; T. Burrow, ]RAS 1973. 127-8. v. Bradke, Dyiius Asura, Ahura Mazda und die Asuras, Halle 1885. On the use of the term deva in the Rigveda see C. W. J. van der Linden, The concept of deva in the Vedic age, Diss.