The Ancient World

The Ancient World (Original Series): From the first human civilizations to 500 BC
TAW - Rediscovery: The rediscovery of the ancient world by adventurers, scholars and archaeologists
TAW - Bloodline (Current Series): Tracing the generations from Cleopatra to Zenobia

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“In winter, as you lie on a soft couch by the fire,Full of good food, munching on nuts and drinking sweet wine,Then you must ask questions such as these:‘Where do you come from? Tell me, what is your age?How old were you when the Mede came?’” – Xenophanes of ColophonThe return of Harpagus to Anatolia signaled the end of Ionian Greek freedom. After securing his third tyranny, Peisistratos brought stability and prosperity to Athens. Fresh from a series of Eastern conquests, Cyrus II used propaganda and military might to overthrow Nabonidus and claim his third Near Eastern empire. . .