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Primary Source: Herodotus on the Battle of Thermopylae (History, Book VII) (Introduction to Western Civilization 3.5)

This is a short selection from Herodotus’s description of the Battle of Thermopylae in his book about the Greco-Persian Wars, which he wrote over a long period between 450 and 420 BC. 697 more words


Fire and Ice

The Nature of Curtius
Book Five Chapters 6-13
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Chapter Six
Persepolis and Beyond
Upon their arrival in Persepolis, the Macedonians tore the city apart in their desire for loot. 916 more words

Darius III

Repost: History is written by the...

Original URL:  http://39years.blog.com/2014/09/02/history-is-written-by/

Sep 2: History is written by…

Twice now, when I’ve told someone that one of my classes is starting with “the history of history” they’ve shuddered because “history is written by the winners”…which in this case doesn’t even make sense. 635 more words


"In soft regions are born soft men."---Herodotus

Herodotus, Greek historian, 484-425 BC

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Islam and the Worship of Alilat/ Aphrodite

The Arabs, Islam and ALILAT ( Allah as the Hermaphroditic Daemon Lucifer/Aphrodite/Venus/Freya/Quetzalcoatl)

Formidable, heroic acts of worldly “ greatness” that men and women over the ages have committed or produced, have invariably been reduced to two governing traits and motives. 4,183 more words

Sub-Apostolic Texts

The greatest ever empire

In less than 70 years, beginning around 560 B.C. Persia’s Achaemenid Kings brought together all the disparate nations of the ancient Middle East into a single political unit. 136 more words


The world first postal service of Darius the Great

To ensure the control and development of his immense empire, Darius the Great connected his cities by means of a network of stone-paved roads, along which caravans could journey safely and comfortably, in the knowledge that at every twenty-four kilometers was a military post and a caravanserai. 52 more words