Cyrus the Great, first emperor of Persia, king of Anshan, Media, Babylon, Akkad and Sumer, died in 530 B.C.E, on this day. “King of the Four Corners of the World”, he established a tolerant empire, and respected the beliefs and customs of his subjects. 105 more words
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Reading Mary Renault is dangerous.
Immersing myself in antiquity as brought to life by Renault’s coruscating prose stirs up a nearly unbearable longing for another world. 371 more words