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Darius II’s invitation to the Olympic victor Poulydamas and Cyrus’ friendship with Thessalian aristocrats were renewals of old ties between Persia and Thessaly and part of Persian intervention in the Peloponnesian War.
By solidifying the opposition between the governments of the burgeoning Greek poleis and the Persian imperial monarchy, the Greeks defined themselves against the Persians as they developed and solidified their political identity.
The thesis indicates that the establishment of Galatia as a geopolitical entity was probably unrelated to these incursive activities as traditionally indicated by the primary sources.
The paper is devoted to mutilations of the names ant titles on the sarcophagi of Iahmes and Nekhtbastetru, the son and wife of Amasis, in the Hermitage museum.
First, Alexander envisioned a fusion of races, more specifically of Greek-Macedonians and Persians…Second, the concept of the unity of mankind becomes a commonplace in Greek thought after the death of Alexander and, quite particularly, in the circle of Cassander.
In many empires of the ancient world, a common practice was to inscribe deeds, conquests, and honourable propaganda concerning the ruler around the empire. In these inscriptions, one may find references to a deity, or deities, utilized in a fairly standard way.