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Macaulay, 1890 the counsel which has been taken is no less good, though it has been defeated by fortune; while he who took counsel badly at first, if good fortune should go with him has lighted on a prize by chance, but none the less for that his counsel was bad. Godley, 1920 A well-laid plan is always to my mind most profitable; even if it is thwarted later,...


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Persepolis was on the Royal Road, but this section was not described by one of the main literary sources, Herodotus. The map on the Wikipedia page for the Royal Road specifically states that it is showing "the section of the Royal Road noted by Herodotus", so it is incomplete. The Royal Road was, in fact, far more extensive than what Herodotus ...


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Re. your first question, the somewhat traditional account seems to be that the Achaemenids indeed had a province/satrapy called Parthia (e.g. mentioned here and here). But the people who would later found the Parthian empire did not live in Parthia at that time yet! Rather, towards the end of the Seleucid empire that area was invaded from the north by ...


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The Shahnamah of Firdowsi is an epic historial poem, and thus basically a work of historical fiction covering thousands of years of Persian history, semi history, legend, and myth. As I remember, it mentions Darius III, the last Achaemenid king of kings (r. 336-330 BC), and Alexander the Great (r. 336-323 BC), so it includes more or less real and historical ...


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Definition It possibly depends upon which definition of province one is using. Wikipedia, province A province is almost always an administrative division within a country or state. The term derives from the ancient Roman provincia, which was the major territorial and administrative unit of the Roman Empire's territorial possessions outside Italy. The term ...


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A History of the Persian Empire According to the book from Pierre Briant, as revealed on citation 9 on Wikipedia, From Cyrus to Alexander: A History of the Persian Empire there is absolutely no debate to be had on who the pharoah of the time was, with that being Psamtik III. Conquest of Egypt and its surroundings, Wikipedia By 526 BC, Amasis II had died, ...


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