The Persian Government System

428 Words2 Pages
The government system of the ancient Persians is organized in a manner where there are 24 different provinces, also known as satrapies. A governor called a “Satrap” would rule over one of these satrapies. Satraps were appointed by the king to regulate the many duties governing a province requires. Satraps would do things for their individual province such as enforce law and order, and collect taxes and tributes. On top of that, they sometimes served alongside Persia`s army commanders to protect the empire`s frontiers from enemy attack, so being a governor back in ancient Persia was much more of a commitment than you may have thought. “The basic rule of governance was based upon loyalty and obedience of each satrapy to the central power, or the king, and compliance with tax laws.” (Boundless World History, 2015) Persian government was a monarchy system in which the kings had the final say in how things were done within the empire. The Persian Kings demanded total…show more content…
The Iranian prophet and reformer Zoroaster founded Zoroastrianism in the sixth century. Zoroastrians do not worship Zoroaster, but instead believe that he is the prophet of their God. They believe that through his teachings they may become closer with their God. The Zoroastrians only believe in one God-Ahura Mazda. They believe he is compassionate, kind, all knowing, powerful, present everywhere, unchanging, the source of all goodness and happiness, and the creator of life. Many people make the mistake to believe that the Persians worship Ahura Mazda “The Fire God,” but really they simply believe that fire is a symbol of their God`s light and wisdom. They do not worship their God believing it to be a “Fire God.” Zoroastrians traditionally pray several times day. Although, they did focus more on the central ethics of “Good words, Good thoughts, and Good deeds” because Zoroaster encouraged more focus on these rather than ritual
Get Access