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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    It's called Hellenism and the borrowing of foreign technologies was not a new idea. The Persians did it centuries before with the building of Pasargade, Susa, Persepolis, etc. They usually imported workers from around the empire to help with the construction of their projects.

    If only people would take more of the Persian philosophies today...
    Which is why they call it the Hellenistic period...
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug


  2. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    the persian people as a whole had it going on-but like america today-the leaders at the top are fools.
    The main problem was that Cyrus didn't establish a strong heir to the throne. His two sons Cambyses and Bardiya really fumbled during this critical time and it took far too long before a well-suited leader, Darius I, abdicated the throne.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    The main problem was that Cyrus didn't establish a strong heir to the throne. His two sons Cambyses and Bardiya really fumbled during this critical time and it took far too long before a well-suited leader, Darius I, abdicated the throne.
    i guess the same could be said of washington. this country has succeced in spite of our leaders.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    So much for drama free.
    Oh I was clearly messing around, which is why I showed pictures of the worst examples of conservatives. If I thought those people were actually representative of the right, I would be nuts.

    Just inject.
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    Which is why they call it the Hellenistic period...
    Hellenism is a Greek term and does no encompass the peak of the Persian empire.
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  6. I hate politics.

    That is all.
    -RecoverBro Zombie Specialist and Paracord Wrangler
    -Independent due to lies that hurt my family. Loyal to myself and my Bro's.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Hellenism is a Greek term and does no encompass the peak of the Persian empire.
    I was speaking of the period directly following the hellenic which was during the macedonian occupation, yes Greece... called the hellenistic period. Where he word comes from I had assumed it was Greek but my knowledge of persian history is only for the interaction with Greece during the those two periods...
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug

  8. Quote Originally Posted by T-AD View Post
    I hate politics.

    That is all.
    everything is political=you hate everything, lol.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    everything is political=you hate everything, lol.
    And tax dollars pay my salary.

    Go figure!!!
    -RecoverBro Zombie Specialist and Paracord Wrangler
    -Independent due to lies that hurt my family. Loyal to myself and my Bro's.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    I was speaking of the period directly following the hellenic which was during the macedonian occupation, yes Greece... called the hellenistic period. Where he word comes from I had assumed it was Greek but my knowledge of persian history is only for the interaction with Greece during the those two periods...
    I was merely stating that the idea now known as Hellenism is not exactly a Greek idea. There are a lot of romantic notions concerning Greece, but many of the things we know as Greek are from Persia. It's so sad that so few have any knowledge about these amazing people particularly Cyrus the Great (IMO one of the few that deserve the epithet of "The Great").
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by T-AD View Post
    And tax dollars pay my salary.

    Go figure!!!
    lol-that makes me your boss!!!
    WELL DONE IS BETTER THAN WELL SAID

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I was merely stating that the idea now known as Hellenism is not exactly a Greek idea. There are a lot of romantic notions concerning Greece, but many of the things we know as Greek are from Persia. It's so sad that so few have any knowledge about these amazing people particularly Cyrus the Great (IMO one of the few that deserve the epithet of "The Great").
    yah I get you're drift and it must have been a great civilisation, an interesting study to be sure. I do feel kind of slighted that my knowledge is so one sided now that you mention it.
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug

  13. Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    yah I get you're drift and it must have been a great civilisation, an interesting study to be sure. I do feel kind of slighted that my knowledge is so one sided now that you mention it.
    Over the past coupe of years, I've become really interested in ancient Assyria, Babylonia, and Persia. It gets a little confusing sorting out all of the tribes that were in this area (especially during the Akkadian Empire), but I've amassed a decent collection of works.
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Over the past coupe of years, I've become really interested in ancient Assyria, Babylonia, and Persia. It gets a little confusing sorting out all of the tribes that were in this area (especially during the Akkadian Empire), but I've amassed a decent collection of works.
    I love ancient history but don't do much reading anymore. Once in while I see a documentary on TV.
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug

  15. Quote Originally Posted by T-AD View Post
    I hate politics.

    That is all.
    x deuce...

  16. Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    I love ancient history but don't do much reading anymore. Once in while I see a documentary on TV.
    At this point, I'd rather read history books than another damn research journal.

    Check out Tom Holland's books called Rubicon and Persian Fire. Amazing.
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    At this point, I'd rather read history books than another damn research journal.

    Check out Tom Holland's books called Rubicon and Persian Fire. Amazing.
    i forget the authors name, but fingerprints of the gods was interesting.

    han**** i think was his name?
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    i forget the authors name, but fingerprints of the gods was interesting.

    han**** i think was his name?
    Yeah, that's him. I bought that for my fiancee last Valentine's and she loved it. She really wants to go see the Nazca lines.
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    At this point, I'd rather read history books than another damn research journal.

    Check out Tom Holland's books called Rubicon and Persian Fire. Amazing.
    Thanks maybe I'll check those out....
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Yeah, that's him. I bought that for my fiancee last Valentine's and she loved it. She really wants to go see the Nazca lines.
    yeah graham han****-that guy lives a very interesting life. goes into the field to research his books-he is in good shape for his age.

    the nasca lines are fascinating-i don't blame her for wanting to see them.
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    yeah graham han****-that guy lives a very interesting life. goes into the field to research his books-he is in good shape for his age.

    the nasca lines are fascinating-i don't blame her for wanting to see them.
    Have you read Chariots of the Gods?
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Have you read Chariots of the Gods?
    oh yeah, but von daniken deals more in theories-han**** presents facts, imo. very worthwhile read, it's been awhile i may have to look at it again.

    big fan of issac asimov too.
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    oh yeah, but von daniken deals more in theories-han**** presents facts, imo. very worthwhile read, it's been awhile i may have to look at it again.

    big fan of issac asimov too.
    They both present a good showcase as far as presenting unexplained things during an era that construction and/or architecture of that level seems absurd.
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Hellenism is a Greek term and does no encompass the peak of the Persian empire.
    Hellenism is not a persian related term as a matter of fact. It relates to Greece after the death of Alexander

  25. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    They both present a good showcase as far as presenting unexplained things during an era that construction and/or architecture of that level seems absurd.
    i agree conventional science has done a piss poor job of explaining the ancient world. besides it's fun to read out of the box theories and explanations. when i was in college in the phillipines theology was mandatory-i was reading asimov's guide to the old testament and drove the nuns nuts.
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  26. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Yeah, that's him. I bought that for my fiancee last Valentine's and she loved it. She really wants to go see the Nazca lines.
    Graham Han**** is the author. He did a documentary years back with some preety amazing info that ties back all of the ancient civilizations to at least one older and more advanced civilization that peaked prior to the end of the last ice age. They used a few computer simulations that kept going back to 10,500bce, which was a time the egyptians refer to as "Zep Tepi"

    I love ancient history, I have taught about it for years

  27. Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    Hellenism is not a persian related term as a matter of fact. It relates to Greece after the death of Alexander
    I never said it was a Persian term. I was merely stating the idea of "Hellenism" did not necessarily originate in Greece.
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  28. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I never said it was a Persian term. I was merely stating the idea of "Hellenism" did not necessarily originate in Greece.
    I understand. I was just clarifying how it was used most commonly in history. In essence it really is during the fall/decline of greece

  29. Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    I understand. I was just clarifying how it was used most commonly in history. In essence it really is during the fall/decline of greece
    I would have loved to read 1/10th of the knowledge within the Library of Alexandria or even the Library of Baghdad before it was destroyed by Hulagu.
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  30. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I would have loved to read 1/10th of the knowledge within the Library of Alexandria or even the Library of Baghdad before it was destroyed by Hulagu.
    there is so much lost information it is mind boggling. Very sad. The Egyptians and many Mesopotamian civilizations were great record keepers and had such great knowledge to pass on.

    One can only imagine what they knewe that we still in 2010 cant figure out
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