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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Persia
Persians were vigorous and hardy, simple in manners, occupied in raising cattle and horses in the mountainous regions, and agriculture in the valleys and plains.
Persian forces and raised the siege, but soon afterwards, when the turks had retired, there was a general engagement in which the Romans inflicted a crushing defeat upon their adversaries, and compelled them to sue for peace.
Persian troops on the border of the Euphrates valley.
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 Cat Fanciers' Association: Breed Profile: Persian
Persians, with their long flowing coats and open pansy-like faces are the number one breed in popularity.
Persians are tremendously responsive and become a constant source of joy and delight to their owners.
Persian breeders dedicate themselves to breeding healthy cats, availing themselves of the latest in veterinary screening procedures to test for any heritable disease conditions.
www.cfainc.org /breeds/profiles/persian.html   (774 words)

  
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However the Persians suffered setbacks: Darius I was defeated at the Battle of Marathon (490), Xerxes at Salamis (480) Platea and Mycale (479).
Alexander III of Macedon (356 - 323 BC), the son of the brilliant ruler and strategist Philip II of Macedon, was born in Pella.
The Commagene was the synthesis between the East and the West, Persian and Hellenistic cultures.
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  The Persians - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
de:Die Perser The Persians (Πέρσαι) is a tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus.
Phrynichus' play, which is lost, apparently mocked the Persians and celebrated the Greeks despite the Persian victory over the Ionian Revolt only one year before in 494 BC, and he was fined for producing the work.
The play (or, rather, all four plays) won the Dionysia festival in Athens in 479, and it was reproduced in Sicily in 467 BC (one of the few times a play was reproduced during the lifetime of the author).
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 Info and facts on 'Persians'   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For the ancient empire, see Persian Empire (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).
The first record of the Persians comes from an Assyria (An ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq) n inscription from the 800s BC which calls them the Parsu and mentions them alongside another Aryan group, the Madai (Mede (additional info and facts about Mede) s).
See also Persian Empire (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) and History of Iran (additional info and facts about History of Iran).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pe/persians.htm   (633 words)

  
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With this bonus, the Persians can spend more time exploring or use it to get a jump on their competition by building more houses or villagers than the other player's can afford in the early game.
The Persians are above average in the early game, with their wood and food bonus, and become a greater force later in the game, with faster working docks and town centers and the mammoth war elephant unit.
The Persians are vulnerable to an early offensive with quick attacking units like light cavalry and horse archers.
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 Persians   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Persians, with their long flowing coats and open pansy-like faces are the number one breed in popularity.
Persians have short heavily-boned legs to support their broad, short bodies.
Persians are tremendously responsive and become a constant source of joy and delight to their owners.
www.friemothfamilycats.com /persians.htm   (334 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: The Persians   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Persians (Πέρσαι) is a tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus.
Persian became to a great extent the language of everyday life among the Jews of Babylonia; and a hundred years after the conquest of that country by the Sassanids an amora of Pumbedita, Rab Joseph (d.
But in the Aramaic Targum there are very few Persian words, owing to the fact that after the middle of the third century the Targumim on the Pentateuch and the Prophets were accepted as authoritative and received a fixed textual form in the Babylonian schools.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/The-Persians   (856 words)

  
 PERSIANS in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE (Bible History Online)
The Persians are not mentioned in the Bible until the exilic books (2 Ch 36:20,22,23; Ezr 1:1,2,8; 3:7; Est 1:19, etc.; Dan 5:28; 6:8,12,15,28), being previously included under the Medes (Gen 10:2), as they were by Thucydides, and even by Xenophon often.
The Persians had indulged less in luxury than the Medes, until their conquest of Media and other lands under Cyrus the Great gave them the opportunity, which they were not slow to embrace, being famed for their readiness to adopt foreign customs.
This ended the Persian empire of the Achaemenides, the whole of the lands composing it becoming part of the empire of Macedon.
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 Iran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Iran (Persian: ايران) is a Middle Eastern country located in Southwest Asia bordering Armenia, Azerbaijan including its Nakhichevan exclave and Turkmenistan to the north, Pakistan and Afghanistan to the east, Turkey and Iraq to the west.
The only large plains are found along the coast of the Caspian Sea and at the northern end of the Persian Gulf, where Iran borders on the mouth of the Arvand river (Shatt al-Arab).
Smaller, discontinuous plains are found along the remaining coast of the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iran   (2758 words)

  
 PERSIANS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Persians are an ethnic group that lives mainly in Iran, with some living in Afghanistan, Tajikstan, and Uzbekistan.
Their language, called Persian or Farsi, is from the Indo-Aryan family of languages.
The first record of the Persians comes from an Assyrian inscription from the 800s BC which calls them the Parsu and mentions them alongside another Aryan group, the Madai.
www.yotor.org /wiki/en/pe/Persians.htm   (208 words)

  
 The Persians
Living in the area east of the Mesopotamian region, the Persians were a disparate group of Indo-European tribes, some nomadic, some settled, that were developing their own culture and religion unique from that of the great cities to their west.
By 486 BC, the Persians would control all of Mesopotamia and, in fact, all of the world from Macedon northeast of Greece to Egypt, from Palestine and the Arabian peninsula across Mesopotamia and all the way to India.
If the world and human history could be understood as an epic struggle between good and evil, a struggle whose ultimate trajectory is the establishment of good throughout the universe and the defeat of evil, then one's own role, as an enlightened people, in the world becomes vastly different.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/MESO/PERSIANS.HTM   (1421 words)

  
 Persians - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The Persians are not mentioned in the Bible until the exilic books (2 Chronicles 36:20,22,23; Ezra 1:1,2,8; 3:7; Esther 1:19, etc.; Daniel 5:28; 6:8,12,15,28), being previously included under the Medes (Genesis 10:2), as they were by Thucydides, and even by Xenophon often.
The Persians had indulged less in luxury than the Medes, until their conquest of Media and other lands under Cyrus the Great gave them the opportunity, which they were not slow to embrace, being famed for their readiness to adopt foreign customs.
This ended the Persian empire of the Achaemenides, the whole of the lands composing it becoming part of the empire of Macedon.
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T6823   (1558 words)

  
 Persians - History for Kids!
At first the Medes were in charge, but in 559 BC Cyrus, who was a Persian, made himself king, and from then on the Persians were in charge.
In 521 BC Darius (da-RYE-us), who was a Persian and a Zoroastrian but only a distant cousin of Cyrus and Cambyses, seized the throne.
He moved the Persian capital to the new city of Persepolis, and hired workmen from all over to work on the new buildings there.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/westasia/history/persians.htm   (617 words)

  
 Persian cat breeders- Persian kittens for sale- CFA top quailty Purrinlot Persian Cattery- persian cat grooming help
As Persian breeders, we at Purrinlot are dedicated to providing the healthiest and most sociable Persian kittens possible.
In addition, numerous Persian breeders are entering their Persian cats in show cat competitions, and in many cases, these Persian breeders have won top awards.
Persian breeders aren't just animal breeders or cat breeders; they must be seriously dedicated to Persian cat breeding.
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 Cat Fanciers' Association: Breed Article: Bi-Color and Calico Persian
The tenaciousness of the gene is matched by the spirit of the pioneer bi-color and calico breeders in the.American cat fancy who have struggled against decks stacked with old wives' tales (some of which persist today) to accomplish recognition and advancement of these, the flashiest, most colorful of the Persians.
While the piebald patterning is reasonably, predictable within a range, these breeders had to face the frustrations of trying to achieve both type and pattern - preferably on the same kit.
Fairly common in conjunction with the piebald pattern in other breeds, this appears to be a new phenomenon in the Persian bi-colors.
www.cfainc.org /breeds/profiles/articles/persian-bicolor91.html   (1811 words)

  
 Persians
The Persians created an empire, the largest yet seen in the ancient world, extending 3,000 miles.
The Persians eventually controlled a wide sweep of territory from Asia Minor to India, including what is today Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
The real unification of the Persian empire was accomplished under the Persian emperor Darius, who ruled from 522 B.C. to 486 B.C. A skilled organizer, Darius set up a government that became a model for later rulers.
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 Ancient History Sourcebook: Herodotus: The Persians Reject Democracy/Darius' State
Let the enemies of the Persians be ruled by democracies; but let us choose out from the citizens a certain number of the worthiest, and put the government into their hands.
The Arabians were never subject as slaves to the Persians, but had a league of friendship with them from the time when they brought Cambyses on his way as he went into Egypt; for had they been unfriendly the Persians could never have made their invasion.
And now Darius contracted marriages of the first rank, according to the notions of the Persians: to wit, with two daughters of Cyrus, Atossa and Artystone; of whom, Atossa had been twice married before, once to Cambyses, her brother, and once to the Magus, while the other, Artystone, was a virgin.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/herodotus-persdemo.html   (2820 words)

  
 Silver Persians
Persian Kittens for sale in Maine: many colors available: Below a fl female ready to go soon and a red male ready to go now - call Martha at 207-676-3309 or click for more info and more kitten pictures
21 ST Chammie was the first Silver Persian to come to Copacabana Cattery.
She is the grandmother of all the kittens born from Chambord that you see on this website.
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 Persians
The Persian was a highly prized cat during ancient times and is the most popular cat breed today.
This breed tends to be most comfortable in a household that is quiet and serene.
The Persian is a responsive breed that has a lovable and gentle personality.
www.gotcatsonline.com /pictures/gallery/persians   (110 words)

  
 Persian Empire, Persopolis - Crystalinks
The Persian Empire is the name used to refer to a number of historic dynasties that have ruled the country of Persia (Iran).
Cyrus rallied the Persians together, and in 550 BC defeated the forces of Astyages, who was then captured by his own nobles and turned over to the triumphant Cyrus, now Shah of the Persian kingdom.
The Persians had expected an easy victory, but one after another their ships were sunk or crippled.
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 The Persians Summary
Persians are people of Indo-European or Aryan origin that moved to the Iranian plateau from the east.
The word "Persian" comes from the Persian word Parsa (its Arabic form is Fars), which referred to people from the region in the south of I...
The Persians(Πέρσαι) is a tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus.
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 Persian: FBRL Breed Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Persian, probably the most well-known and easily recognized cat breed, is available in a wide range of colors and patterns.
In GCCF, the Persian is known as the Longhair, and the Himalayan is known as the Colorpoint Longhair.
Persians are one of the oldest established breeds, with documentation in their native land dating back to the early 1500s.
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 Breed Article: Solid Color Persian
Pedigreed Persian cats are solid-boned, heavy cobby-bodied (short) with short thick legs, straight forelegs and heavy-duty hind legs, which are held straight (not bowed or cow-hocked) when viewed from the rear.
She stated that her first Persians — a pair of blue-eyed whites — were obtained in 1869, and are said to be the foundation for several catteries in the United States.
Indeed, the miracle is that Persians came through the second World War healthier than some of the smaller breeds, and unbelievably dominated the field at cat shows to become the cat fancy’s brightest star at the end of the 40s and also the early 50s.
www.cfa.org /breeds/profiles/articles/persian-solid02.html   (17396 words)

  
 On Herodotus' Histories
The empire at its peak, the largest the world had seen, extended from the Aegean sea in the west to the Indus valley in the east, from the Caucasus Mountains and Aral Sea in the north to the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert in the south.
The Persians lived by the faith founded by Zoroaster in sixth century BCE Zoroastrianism, and the dominant cult of Ahura-Mazda, the wise lord.
In scale and organization, the Persian empire was a precursor to the Roman one – mixing tastes, styles, and motifs together in an eclectic art and architecture that mirrored its peoples.
www.shunya.net /Text/Herodotus/ThePersians.htm   (844 words)

  
 History of Jihad against the Zoroastrians of Iran (634-651)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Persians thinking that the Arab Army was retreating with their princess, completely broke their formation to liberate their princess from the clutches of her Arab captors, and charged at the Arabs who were feigning to retreat.
This Persian champion had the Arab champion at his mercy, and was about to pin him to the ground, when the Arab champion, on realizing that he could only defeat the Persian with foul tactics, bit the Persian’s thumb so hard that he crushed it between his teeth.
The Persian converts to Islam saw in the Shiite Imams a continuation of their pre-Islamic royal Sassanid lineage as the Shiite Imams were descended from the union of Ali with Shahrbanu (or of Hussain with Shahrbanu in which case too the royal Sassanid Persian element of the ancestry of the Shiite Imams remains).
www.historyofjihad.com /persia.html   (11131 words)

  
 Ethics of Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian Empires by Sanderson Beck
Persian Empire to 500 BC The civilization on the Iranian plateau is very ancient; copper was smelted there about 5500 BC, and Elam in the lowlands lagged only slightly behind Sumer in the development of hieroglyphic writing 5,000 years ago.
Faced with the Persian revolt and the betrayal of the aristocracy, Astyages was captured; the royal city of Ecbatana had to submit to Cyrus, according to Ctesias because Cyrus threatened to torture his daughter Amytis, whom Cyrus later married.
This and news of the Persian defeat at the island of Mycale caused the imperial army to withdraw from Europe.
www.san.beck.org /EC6-Assyria.html   (14089 words)

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