Alexander the Great lived up to his name and is still doing so some two thousand years after his death. Nothing he did was small or unambitious.
Reference to board games in Persia can be found as early as the Achaemenid period, where according to Plutarch a board game with dice was played by Artaxerxes.
The legends of the Amazons and their battles with the Greeks were popular subjects of ancient Greek art. Images of lone Amazons, of combat between an Amazon and a Greek hero, of general battle scenes, and occasionally of more amicable meetings appear in vase painting, sculpture, and other forms of art.
The Origin of Chess and the Silk Road Horst Remus The Silk Road Foundation Newsletter: Vol.1:1 (2003) Abstract The classical research about the origin…
In the latter half of the sixth century B.C. parts of the Greek world came under the control of Achaemenid Persia through its conquests, such as the Greek cities of Asia Minor in 545.
This study concludes that pragmatism and foresight allowed Alexander to accept all of Persia’s inhabitants as subjects, regardless of ethnicity, and meld them in a way that would ultimately contribute to a more stable empire.
On the other hand, during the past five or six decades a number of observations have accumulated to suggest that the ending of the Histories presents a paradox: While the book is open-ended as a strictly historical narrative, as a work of archaic art it is perfectly and unambiguously closed.
The reconstruction of the rebellion of Inaros here will be based on Diodorus Siculus, Thucydides and Ctesias, but also on Aramaic and Egyptian documents from Egypt written in demotic script.”
In this paper I raise 3 questions: (1) How, and how much, did the Athenian Empire change Greek society? (2) Why did the Athenian Empire (or a competitor state) not become a multiethnic empire like Persia or Rome? (3) In the long run, how much did the Athenian Empire’s failure matter?