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Did Zoroastrianism influence some Ancient Greek Philosophers?

This paper by Idaho University outlines influence of Egyptian and Eastern philosophies including Iranian Zoroastrian:
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Were there political parties in ancient Greece?

Sometimes there were 'parties' quite similar to our modern understanding of 'organised political party' in 'classical democracy Athens'. At least that is what from quite early on historians used as an ...
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Are there historic references to sorcerers and their scrolls?

Another slight point is that they would have interpreted "scroll" a little differently than you (as a modern reader) probably interpret it. Basically--books sort of existed but were not that ...
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Are there historic references to sorcerers and their scrolls?

It is pretty much correct to expect this roughly along the lines of Dungeons & Dragons, or any such games you might know. In the sense of the ritual involved and the outcomes (expected): one ...
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What was this king/ warrior's exact name (AGATHOFLIS)

Turns out it was a typo. In Arabic language, the letters فـ 'Fa' and قـ 'Qaf' share the same cursive writing, with Qaf having one additional point. The king is Agathocles of Syracuse. In the Wikipedia ...
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