Wide diversity prevails with regard to the date which Zoroaster lived. This diversity is largely due to incongruities in ancient statements on the subject. One can reasonably conclude that he lived between the seventh and sixth centuries B.C.E.
The author sets out to uncover more about the religion of the Achaemenian Kings and the Zoroastrian religion through many different kinds of ancient inscriptions and texts, both Persian and non-Persian.
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