Last week we examined some holes in the Spartan Mirage. We looked at an academic view that questioned the idea that the Spartans had the best army and that they loved freedom more than the rest of the Greeks. 1,890 more words
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I still find it hard to believe that anyone would ever think the government could “redistribute the wealth.” Government does few things well, and many things badly.
From Herodotus’ Histories (4.134) as Darius’ invading Persian army finally catches the Scythians and force a battle:
When the Scythians had lined up in battle order a hare ran into the space between the armies, and each of the Scythians gave chase as they saw it. 74 more words
In 491 B.C. King Darius I of Persia sent out his envoys to the various Greek city states, demanding of them earth and water – in those times, a sign of submission, the acceptance of, in this case, Persian rule. 1,851 more words