Painter of the Frankfort Acorn, and Phintias Attic Red-Figure Lekythos, about 420 - 400 B.C., Terracotta 18.4 × 10.6 cm (7 1/4 × 4 3/16 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles "[T]he artist depicted the moment when Paris, the Trojan prince, meets Helen, the wife of his host Menelaos, the king of Sparta. Helen will run off with Paris, sparking the Trojan War. Paris and Helen meet in the palace at Sparta, whose lavish setting is indicated by the elaborate doors with raised relief knockers. Helen's companions frame the scene; one seems rather amazed to see a tiny version of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, blessing the union as she flies through the air in a chariot drawn by rotes."

Helen Notes: Who Is Doctor Faustus

“The Faust legend is generally known for one of two things: it is the story of a man who sells his soul to the devil; and the story of a man who commits
gross moral turpitude with Helen of Troy.”

English: Coin of Vonones I of Parthia from the mint at Ecbatana. The Greek inscription on the obverse reads ΒΑϹΙΛΕΥϹ (king). The reverse shows Nike with a palm. The inscription reads ΒΑϹΙΛΕΥϹ ΟΝΩΝΗϹ ΝΕΙΚΗϹΑϹ ΑΡΤΑΒΑΝ[ΟΝ]. PD Courtesy of Wikimedia

Persian Empire Tip: Parthia (1?)

“Earlier attempts were made to derive the Old Persian name Parsa
‘Persian’ from an original Parthava which would give ‘Persian’, ‘Parthian’ and ‘Pahlavi’
a common origin. These have not received any widespread support.” [Sheldon]

Moving Romans

“[T]he migration that we hear about the most in literary sources is elite migration, particularly the movement of Roman men to lead armies and take up administrative posts in the provinces.”