This 1884 work, demonstrating an unsurpassed knowledge of the history and language of Zoroastrian texts, made a fundamental contribution to oriental studies.As a proof that the Persians did not use the Semitic words in speaking, we may quote the statement of Ammianus Marcellinus (xix. 2, I I). When referring to the war between the Roman Emperor Constantius and Shahpfihar 11., about A.D. 350, he says that the Persians ... they write by a#39; it the characters connected as well as separated, and it a#39; consists of about a thousand words (which are put togea#39; ther), anbsp;...
|Title||:||Essays on the Sacred Language, Writings and Religion of the Parsis|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2013-06-27|