Persians or Persian people may refer to:

  • Inhabitants of Persia
  • Persian people, an Iranian ethnic group native to the Middle East and Central Asia
  • Persian (cat), a longhaired cat breed
  • The Persians, a play by Aeschylus
  • Persian (pastry), a doughnut-like pastry

Other articles related to "persians, persian":

Anastasian War - Aftermath
... of the frontier, a role filled for the Persians by Nisibis (which until its secession in 363 had served the same purpose for the Romans), and in 505 Anastasius therefore ordered the building of ... component of the Roman defenses, and also a lasting source of controversy with the Persians, who complained that its construction violated the treaty ... The Persians were in any case unable to stop the work, and the walls were completed by 507/508 ...
... tyranny by Aristagoras, when the Ionians revolted from the Persians in 500 BC ... He then fled to the Persians, and induced the Samians to abandon the other Ionians in the sea-fight between the Persians and Ionians ... he was restored to the tyranny of Samos by the Persians in 494 BC ...
Sparta In Popular Culture - Television
... "One Against an Army" Xena and Gabrielle have to defend the pass of Thermopylae from the invading Persian army ... However, in this version of the story, Xena herself is up against 300 Persian soldiers, and not 300 Spartans against thousands of Persians ... Garrison goes to a "girl bar" which is being bought out by Persians ...
Byzantium Under The Heraclians - Heraclius - Endgame
... His objective was clear to destroy the Persians' army and march to Ctesiphon, doing what no Roman Emperor had done in nearly three-hundred years (since the days of Julian the Apostate) ... It was known to Heraclius that a Persian force was close and an ambush was always a possibility ... Meanwhile, Rhahzadh, the new Persian commander, was also not keen to face Heraclius until his army was ready for a pitched battle ...

Famous quotes containing the word persians:

    The Persians are called the French of the East; we will call the Arabs Oriental Italians. A gifted noble people; a people of wild strong feelings, and of iron restraint over these: the characteristic of noblemindedness, of genius.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)