Dr. Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

Dr. Llewellyn-Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Edinburgh, where he has taught since 2004.  He earned his PhD at Cardiff University and has published extensively on socio-cultural history. Dr. Llewellyn-Jones specializes in Achaemenid history, culture, and archaeology.  He co-authored Ctesias’ History of Persia: Tales of the Orient for Routledge, and The Clothed Body in the Ancient World for Oxbow.  Other works include King and Court in Ancient Persia for Edinburgh University Press, and Persia in the Greek Imagination: A Sourcebook for Routledge. A sampling of his numerous published articles illustrate his breadth as a scholar: ‘Immortals’  and ‘Persian Cataphracts’ in Elite Fighting Forces; ‘The First Persian Empire’ in The Great Empires of the Ancient World,’Achaemenid Persia’ in The Middle East, The Cradle of Civilisation Revealed. Dr. Llewellyn-Jones  also organized an international conference in 2011, Persepolis: 40 Years On. Dr. Llewellyn-Jones  loves to travel and has lead many tours to Iran. He has a passion for introducing people to Persia in a thought provoking and enjoyable way.

Tours Led by Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

  • Iran Tour: Empires of Everlasting Fires Iran Tour: Empires of Everlasting FiresSeptember 5 - 21, 2019 | Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones To many, the word “Persia” evokes a distant land remote in time, the home of ancient monuments and striking works of art: carpets, tiles, fine ceramics, miniatures and metal work. Indeed, Iran is a world both ancient and contemporary, linking the heartland of Asia and the cradle of Western civilization, a bridge between East and West.