Tag Archives: Middle East

History of Darius the Great

History of Darius the Great

By Jacob Abbott. The story of the founder of the Achaemenid, or the First Persian Empire, Darius I (c. 550–486 BC) is one of the best documented from that ancient time primarily… Read more »

The Hittites: The Story of a Forgotten Empire

The Hittites: The Story of a Forgotten Empire

By A.H. Sayce. One of the first books to reveal in detail the history of the Hittites—a people once thought only to have existed in biblical references—this classic masterpiece of… Read more »

Stories of the East from Herodotus

Stories of the East from Herodotus

By Alfred J. Church.  Herodotus, the “father of history,” is possibly the most famous historian of all—and perhaps the most maligned, despite his clear warning at the start of his… Read more »

History of Xerxes the Great

History of Xerxes the Great

By Jacob Abbott. The story of Xerxes the Great (circa 519–465 BC), the fourth king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire, includes the battles of Thermopylæ and Salamis, famous in their… Read more »

History of Cyrus the Great

History of Cyrus the Great

By Jacob Abbott. Cyrus II of Persia (c. 600–530 BC) was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire, which expanded to become one of the largest empires of the ancient world,… Read more »

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