Lydia

The Lydian kingdom flourished during the Iron Age. By the seventh century BC, it had come to dominate all of western Anatolia. It was eventually conquered by the Persian Empire in 546 BC.

The happiness of King Croesus

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The happiness of King Croesus

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If you have everything, are you not the happiest person alive? According to Herodotus, the Athenian statesman and poet Solon disagreed.

A look at Lydian warfare

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A look at Lydian warfare

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Before the rise of the Persian Empire, the kingdom of Lydia was the most powerful neighbour to the ancient Greeks.