Alexander, suffering for several days before his death, knew his end was imminent. This knowledge did not urge him to name an official successor, but he did request a burial site: the temple of Zeus-Ammon in the Siwah oasis in northern Africa, where he was addressed as the son of Ammon.
On a historiographical level, if we look at all the ethnographic material in the Histories, it appears that Herodotus wishes the reader to view the world and its peoples in a sort of grid. Scythia and Egyptians are the extremes (in several ways) and other central cultures like the Greeks and Persians fall into place between them.
Among the causes of corruption in the English body politic enumerated by Thomas Hobbes in his book Behemoth was the attitude toward democracy engendered by learning about the ancient Greek and Roman republics.
Has 300 so successfully appealed to audiences globally because of, or despite, its extremely violent, racist, homophobic, and sexist subtext?…This paper approaches 300 as a media product produced and consumed in spatially specific ways. I present a geographical reading of 300
With King Darius’ invasion of European Thrace and the northern Scythian regions in 513 B.C., an Achaemenid imperial policy of expansion toward Greece had begun.
Neither film, however, gives any real screen time, or indeed mention of, the social structure of ancient Sparta.
Xenophon, who marched so many perilous Persian parasangs as a soldier-of-fortune and survived, has probably penned the most exciting, if not the best, memoirs by a mercenary to date.
On September 19, 480 B.C., the ancient world faced a pivotal battle. Under the command of the despotic King Xerxes, a fleet of Persian warships had converged off the Greek coast near Piraeus, the port city that served Athens.
Persian and the Late Roman Empire (284-651): Balance of Power and Spheres of Influence Stability in Asia Minor By Timothy Grayson Published Online…