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Brewer's: Persian Alexander

(The). Sandjar (1117-1158). (See Alexander.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Persian BucephalosPersevere A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R …

Brewer's: Persian Bucephalos

(The). Shebdiz, the charger of Chosroes Parviz. (See Bucephalos.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894PersonPersian Alexander A B C D E F G H I J K L …

Walt Whitman: A Persian Lesson

A Persian LessonFor his o'erarching and last lesson the greybeard sufi, In the fresh scent of the morning in the open air, On the slope of a teeming Persian rose-garden, Under an ancient chest…

Brewer's: Laws of the Medes and Persians

Unalterable laws. “Now, O king, ... sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians which altereth not.”- Daniel vi. 8. The Laws of Ho…

The Devil's Dictionary: Manicheism

by Ambrose Bierce MANESMANNAMANICHEISM -n. The ancient Persian doctrine of an incessant warfare between Good and Evil. When Good gave up the fight the Persians joined the victorious Opposit…

The stan in Afghanistan

The Question: Many of the countries in the news end with the suffix "stan." It must mean something. Do you know? The Answer: According to Webste…

Kathleen McGrath,

U.S. Navy captain, became the first woman to command a warship. She led the USS Jarrett in a six-month-long mission to the Persian Gulf to track down ships smuggling Iraqi oil.

Aeschylus

Although little is known for certain about his life, ancient Athenian Aeschylus has come down to us through history as one of the greatest early dramatists and "the father of Greek tragedy." He wrote…