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Was Cyrus the Great TRULY Great?

Founder of the Persian Empire: Brute or chosen by God?  Cyrus the Great was one of the most influential figures in history. A mid-life revolutionary, in the sixth century BC Cyrus founded the Persian Empire, the largest empire known to man at the time.  But wait a second… I hear you cry… I thought Classical

Zoroastrianism: Divinity and The Struggle Between Good and Evil

Written by Lydia Serrant, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest religions, of which numbers are in decline. Otherwise known as Mazadayasna by those who follow it, the roots of Zoroastrianism date back as far as the Second Millennium BC and served as the state religion of Persia and other Iranian

Cyrus and the West

By Cam Rea Once Cyrus defeated Astyages, he inherited a new problem… And that problem was the western front.   This was because in 585 BCE, Cyrus’ predecessors, the Umman-manda, and the Lydian empire had made an agreement that the boundary between their two territories was the Halys River. The king of Lydia at the