The Origin of Social Classes, Profession and Colour in the Indo- European Societies and Ancient Persia
Dr. Behzad Moeini Sam, Babak Aryanpour

The ancient Persian society was traditionally divided into three or four different classes. Experts believe that this shared legacy went back to the Indo-European periods with its foot print, in turn, traceable in the Indo-European societies’ belief system. The important question, however, is whether these classifications were the results of such religious beliefs and their gods, or attributable to some other social factors. What role did the colours play in this classification? The Sasanian period constitutes the cardinal source of our information. We are, however, trying to find out: The origins of this classification, The nature of influence, and the role that, the element of colour played in this classification, Whether such classification was identical and uniform amongst all ancient Persian dynasties.

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