Persia

Ancient Persia corresponds largely to what is today referred to as the country of Iran. Originally a part of the Median Empire (if Herodotus is to be believed), Cyrus the Great established the Persian Empire in the mid-sixth century BC. He and his descendants established an empire that was eventually conquered by Alexander the Great, but would see a resurgence under the Parthians and the Sassanians.

Amastris

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Amastris

The first Hellenistic queen

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The little known wife of the Successor King Lysimachus, Amastris, is arguably the first true Hellenistic queen as she embodies the entanglement of Persian and Greco-Macedonian traditions.

Ancient admirals in Civilization VI

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Ancient admirals in Civilization VI

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The Civilization franchise is one of the most popular in PC gaming. It engages deeply with the ancient world. This article looks at three ancient admirals featured in the sixth instalment.

Prince of Persia

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Prince of Persia

The most recent games

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Following on from yesterday, we continue our foray into the world of Prince of Persia and discuss the two most recent entries in the series.