Persian Empire

  • (noun): An empire in southern Asia created by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC.
    Synonyms: Persia

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Timeline Of Ancient History - Classical Antiquity
... neighboring countries and turns Assyria into an empire 728 BC Rise of the Median Empire 722 BC Spring and Autumn Period begins in China Zhou Dynasty's power is diminishing the era of the Hundred Schools ... Janapadas 551 BC Confucius, founder of Confucianism, is born 550 BC Foundation of the Persian Empire by Cyrus the Great 549 BC Mahavira, founder of Jainism is born. 539 BC The Fall of the Babylonian Empire and liberation of the Jews by Cyrus the Great 529 BC Death of Cyrus 525 BC Cambyses II of Persia conquers Egypt c ...
Military Campaigns Under Caliph Uthman - Campaign in Sindh (Pakistan)
... The province of Sistan was the largest province of the Persian Empire, its frontiers extending from Sindh in the east, to Balkh (Afghanistan) in the northeast ... parts of Sindh was extension of the campaign to conquer the Persian Empire in 643, by sending seven armies from seven different routes, to different parts ... time being Makran should be the easternmost frontier of the Rashidun Empire, and that no further attempt should be made to extend the conquests ...
... The Shabuhragan (Persian شاپورگان‎ Shāpuragān), which means " book of Shapur", was a sacred book of the Manichaean religion, written by the founder Mani (c. 210–276 CE) himself, originally in Middle Persian, and dedicated to Shapur I (c. 215-272 CE), the contemporary king of the Sassanid Persian Empire ...
Classical Greece - 4th Century BC - The Fall of Sparta - Foundation of A Spartan Empire
... The subject of how to reorganize the Athenian Empire as part of the Spartan Empire provoked much heated debate among Sparta's full citizens ... The admiral Lysander felt that the Spartans should rebuild the Athenian empire in such a way that Sparta profited from it ... In the Persian Court, Alcibiades now betrayed both helping Sparta build a navy commensurate with the Athenian navy ...
Sassanid Castles - Religion - Christianity
... Christians in the Sassanid Empire belonged mainly to the Nestorian Church (Church of the East) and the Jacobite Church (Syriac Orthodox Church) branches of Christianity ... these churches originally maintained ties with Christian churches in the Roman Empire, they were indeed quite different from them ... from the Sassanid authorities to sever connections with Rome, since the Sassanid Empire was often at war with the Roman Empire ...

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    The foundation of empire is art & science. Remove them or degrade them, & the empire is no more. Empire follows art & not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.
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    The threadbare trees, so poor and thin,
    They are no wealthier than I;
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