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Is there evidence that the ancient Persians debated every matter once sober and once drunk?

The other major author who mentions this custom, who was actually present in Persia during the Achaemenid period, was Heraclides of Cyme. We have a few quotations from his Persica preserved in ...
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Is there evidence that the ancient Persians debated every matter once sober and once drunk?

It is difficult to prove a negative (evidence of absence) but looking at the number of independent sources that make the claim is a good start. In this case...well, it's just Herodotus. And it is ...
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