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Persian Empire Teaching Sources

Dominating the big travel routes amongst East and West, it was the meeting ground of the wonderful cultures of the ancient world. Here is the history of the critical period from Cyrus’ extension of Persian rule to Greece to the burning of Persepolis itself by Alexander the Fantastic. Out of a lifetime of study of the ancient Near East, Professor Olmstead has gathered previously unknown material into the story of the life, instances, and thought of the Persians, told for the 1st time from the Persian rather than the regular Greek point of view. In this story, the author shows...