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Skopje, Macedonia

I took the 8am bus from Sofia. ​

When I got off the bus it was 11am; after awhile the time switched to an hour earlier. 663 more words


A Peek into the Future


“This was the dream. Now we will tell the king its interpretation. You, O king, the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, and the might, and the glory, and into whose hand he has given, wherever they dwell, the children of man, the beasts of the field, and the birds of the heavens, making you rule over them all—you are the head of gold. 746 more words


The name alone is hugely evocative, from the era of four Greats – Cyrus, Darius, Xerxes, and Alexander (who burnt it to the ground). Persepolis was one of the great wonders of the world, an epic collection of palaces only occupied during spring (represented by the lion eating the bull, representing spring devouring winter). 141 more words


The Longest Bridge

*Note: This is my incomplete ninth draft version for possible memoir book.


Let me introduce myself. My name is Ninos Youkhana. I didn’t graduate from an Ivy League school. 797 more words

Random Thoughts

Alexander, Ephesus, and Plutarch

One category of the legends about Alexander the Great were the omens surrounding his birth. The most calamitous of these was that on the very day the future conqueror was born, the temple of Artemis at Ephesus went up in flames, supposedly the victim of arson. 480 more words


How Hellenism, the Pax Romana, and Judaism Politics Shaped the Early Christian Church

At the time of the early Christian church, Europe and parts of the Middle East were in a state in which diversity flourished, and society was postured for the assimilation of cultures. 1,328 more words


Alexander: the Great or Terrible?

How does a leader gain such titles as “the Great” or “the Terrible”? Additionally, when someone has such a title, how does a learner determine if the title was truly deserved, or if the historical perspective of the person is just clouded in deceit and lies as a means of propaganda? 2,409 more words

Cultural Development