Persians preferred to mix colorful floral designs with solid or striped fabrics in their clothing. Fashions made of cotton, wool, linen, and silk dyed in earth tones soon gave way to vibrantly colored material brought in from faraway ...
Author: Katherine E. Reece
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Explores The Persian's Importance, Place In History, And Major Contributions To Society.
Volume II: Persians and Other Plays Aeschylus, Peter Burian Professor of Classical and Comparative Literature and Theater Studies Duke University, Chapel Hill Alan Shapiro Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing ...
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Collections
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The volume brings together four major works by one of the great classical dramatists: Prometheus Bound, translated by James Scully and C. John Herrington, a haunting depiction of the most famous of Olympian punishments; The Suppliants, translated by Peter Burian, an extraordinary drama of flight and rescue arising from women's resistance to marriage; Persians, translated by Janet Lembke and C. John Herington, a masterful telling of the Persian Wars from the view of the defeated; and Seven Against Thebes, translated by Anthony Hecht and Helen Bacon, a richly symbolic play about the feuding sons of Oedipus. These four tragedies were originally available as single volumes. This new volume retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions and adds a single combined glossary and Greek line numbers.
Alexander had succeeded in conquering the Persian Empire, and erecting in the East an absolute monarchy that took its character from both Macedonian and Persian tradition; this was the shape of the future for the Greek world.
stitution at the time when the Persians made their attack on Hellas , Plato says , " Reverence was then our queen and mistress , and made us willing to live in obedience to the laws . " The strength of patriotic sentiment generated by ...
Author: Mehrjibhai Nosherwanji KukaPublish On: 1894
Mn. __NAJslUD1N T-YABJI, one of the University Examiners in Persian, says of the book: . I “ have seen Mr. M. \I. Kuka's book of 'The Wit and Humour of the Persians' (in manuscript), and I am glad to say that I find it a very ...
Both the latter and the former belong in the Persian Age, though some of the Twenty-First Dynasty rulers flourished even later, in the period of Egyptian independence in the Thirtieth Dynasty and even into the early Ptolemaic epoch.
... S. 48, 315, 589 Erasinus, a river of Argolis, S. 1020 Erinyes Pr. 516, Th. 70, 574, 700, 723, 791, 867, 887, 979 = 993, 1061 Eteocles Th. 6, 39, 1013 Eteoclus Th. 458 Europe P. 799 Eye of the Persians P. 979 Fates, see Moerae Gaia, ...
At the same time, Alexander must have feared Xerxes' power and could not openly oppose him.17 When Xerxes' host arrived, the Macedonians co-operated and provided the Persians with assistance. The kingdom's soldiers even joined the ...
Author: Joseph Stiles
Publisher: Pen and Sword History
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Upon his return from India, Alexander the Great travelled to the Persian royal city of Pasargadae to pay homage at the tomb of King Cyrus, founder of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, whom he admired greatly. Disgusted to find Cyrus’ tomb desecrated and looted, the Macedonian king had the tomb guards tortured, the Persian provincial governor executed and the tomb refurbished. This episode involving Cyrus’ tomb serves as one of many case studies in Alexander’s relationship with Persia. At times Alexander would behave pragmatically, sparing his defeated enemies and adopting Persian customs. Sisygambis, the mother of Persian King Darius III, allegedly came to view Alexander as a son and starved herself at the news of his demise. On other occasions he did not shy away from destruction (famously torching the palace at Persepolis) and cruelty, earning himself the nickname ‘the accursed’. This conflicting nature gives Alexander a complex legacy in the Persian world. Joseph Stiles explores Alexander the Great’s fascinating relationship with his ‘spear-won’ empire, disentangling the motives and influences behind his policies and actions as ‘King of Asia’.
The Persian and Peloponnesian Wars Rivalry between the city - states of Sparta and Athens dominated Greece in the fifth century CE . The two cities jointly defended the Greeks against a Persian invasion in 480–479 BCE , but mutual ...
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Incorporates every conceivable focus of interest from holidays to health care, national anthems to gross national product, natural resources, ethnic groups, voting age, performing arts, provincial capitals, leaders of the past and present, native plants and animals, and far more. Newly commissioned political and geophysical maps represent past and present realities. The thirteen volumes of this set examine the 50 countries, dependencies, and states of the European continent, putting into perspective this enormously influential center of commerce and culture.
Still the Turks , wishing to cross , made great exertions ; and a part of them crossing the stream , came to blows with the Persians , the fight lasting more than three hours , with great slaughter on both sides .