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The Persian kings had always agreed to bribe them in return for use of the Royal
Road, but Alexander refused, and 'planned to settle these nomads into cities so
that they might become settled tillers of the fields'. When Greek city culture first ...
It took an army from Perdiccas at Babylon to turn them back and so save Greek
Iran for history; some cities, those in the Merv oasis and Alexandria-the-furthest,
were rapidly attacked by nomads and had to be rebuilt; those in India passed to ...
These kings were the sons of Iranian nomads, and yet they took to Greek art like
Czarist Russians playing with French civilities; their taste had an astonishingly
long history both among the nobles and the alternative culture of the nomads.
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - David.Alfred.Sarkies - LibraryThing
My sister bought me this book for Christmas once since she discovered that I liked the Ancient Greek world, though I must admit that this period is a little later than what I generally am interested ... Consulter l'avis complet
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - Miro - LibraryThing
I knew something about Alexander the Great before reading this book but it's still full of surprises. Firstly has to be Robin Lane Fox's mass of knowledge (and informed speculation) about such distant ... Consulter l'avis complet