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The Rose of Persia

-         A comedic opera of two acts, The Rose of Persia is the final opera completed by English composer Arthur Sullivan. After departing from his comedic roots for several productions, Sullivan cultivated an opera consisting of Exoticism and Orientalist influences through elements such as its characterizations and setting. Though irregularly revived today, The Rose of Persia showcases Arthur Sullivan as a successful composer; demonstrates the influence of ethnic groups from the late 19th century on the opera; directly draws parallels to Middle Eastern cultures and the stereotypes associated with such cultures; distinguishes Eastern societies apart from Western societies, and illustrates si...   [tags: Orientalist musical works]

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The Rose of Persia by Arthur Sullivan

-         A comedic opera of two acts, The Rose of Persia stands as the final opera completed by the English composer Arthur Sullivan. After departing from his comedic roots for several productions, Sullivan cultivated an opera consisting of exoticism influences within its constructed environment and plot elements. Though irregularly revived today, The Rose of Persia exploits Arthur Sullivan as a successful composer; demonstrates the influence of ethnic groups from the late 19th century within the opera; directly draws parallels to Middle Eastern cultures and the stereotypes associated with such cultures, distinguishes Eastern societies’ features apart from those of Western societies, and ill...   [tags: Comedic Opera, Analysis]

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The Rise Of Ancient Greece And Persia

- The Rise of Ancient Greece and Ancient Persia Empires Greece and Persia are two of the four great empires that rose to the top rapidly. Both empires have well organized political systems that greatly influenced the way later governments were structured in the United States and Europe. Greece and Persia empire’s structures weighed greatly on their development and growth, but the diverse topographies of Greece and Persia also made a vast impact. These features affected the cultures and even how the political government changed overtime....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Achaemenid Empire]

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The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

- “The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”is an action adventure film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and is adapted from a video game known as the same name. The story is mainly about the life of Dastan, a Persian prince and his adventure with Princess Tamina and a special dagger known as Dagger of Time. The dagger is so unique because it has a special power which allows the one who activates it to return to the past. Unlike his elder brothers, Dastan is not the usual prince with royal blood. When he is young, he is adopted by the King Sharaman from the street....   [tags: Film Review ]

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Analysis Of ' Prince Of Persia '

- Prince of Persia (Mike Newell, 2010) perfectly demonstrates the use of the white race being seen as beyond ethnicity. It dehumanises the Persian people to a mere stereotype through the use of cinematic techniques and racial casting. The film is another example of white actors playing a role of a character they have no association with. In other words it is perceived as white washing. Unfortunately, this is a system that has been in place for many years thus making it impossible to pull apart. The casting of Jake Gyllenhaal as the lead character, along with a white cast, raised controversial debates....   [tags: Race, Racism, White people, White American]

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The Conflict Between The Greeks And Persia

- In the historical era of this film, the Persians began to expand west towards Greece (“Making Europe” 80). Once the Persians had reached the Greeks, a series of conflicts between the two had arisen (“Making Europe” 80). It is told in Making Europe, “The first conflict between the Greeks and Persia began… when the Ionian Greek cities…revolted against the Persian King Darius” (80). After this, Darius decided to build up an army to attack the mainland Greeks (“Making Europe” 80). This attack on Greece, known as the Battle of Marathon, was the first Persian invasion of Greece (“Making Europe” 81)....   [tags: Battle of Thermopylae, Sparta, The 300 Spartans]

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The, Prince Of Persia, Sands Of Time

- When we were young, we learned that dark was evil and light was good. As we become older, we found that dark and light can be symbolic to other meanings as well. Symbolic shades of darkness could be a symbol of power, mystery, unhappiness, or even in some cases death. Whereas, Light could be symbols of simplicity, innocence or purity. In the movie poster “Prince of Persia, Sands of Time”’, the artist want to show the battle between good v.s. evil and how even good people can be tempted to do evil things....   [tags: Light, Darkness, Good and evil, Grey]

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The World Of Ancient Persia

- In the sixth century B.C, the land that we now call Iran was the center of the largest empire in the world. The kings of Ancient Persia( such as Cyrus the Great) were the leaders of a great civilization that made amazing advances in laws, goverment and communication. Founded in 550 B.C by King Cyrus the Great, the Persian Empire spanned from Egypt in the west to Turkey in the north, and through Mesopotamia to the Indus River in the east. Unlike most empires at that time, the Persian kings were benovelent rulers, and allowed a diverse variety of diffrent people with diffrent ethnic backgrounds....   [tags: ancient history, cyrus the great]

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Kingdoms Of Assyria And Persia

- Kingdoms of Assyria and Persia were the precursor to the great Roman Republic and eventual Roman Empire. The values that both held were different in that the Romans had more time to develop a sophisticated law to control their population, however, there are still many similarities in the core values that both upheld. For example, they similarly treated people that they conquered and the refusal to accept bribes for positions of power. They differed in the way that the Gods were used to create law and instituting punishment....   [tags: Roman Empire, Law, Augustus, Ancient Rome]

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Persia's Historical Sites

- Introduction Persia, a mysterious but familiar name, a name that we may only heard about in the Bible or movies, yet we don’t know what it’s really all about. In this paper, I would like to write a guide to unveil the mysteries of this Asian civilization by carefully choosing three historical and archaeological sites: tomb of Cyrus the Great, Apadana palace and Chogha Zanbil Ziggurats. From these sites, we could get a brief idea of ancient Persian civilization. Tomb of Cyrus the Great, Pasargadae The tomb of Cyrus the Great, which is located in Pasargadae, the capital of the Achaemenid Empire....   [tags: asian civilization, bible, cyrus]

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The Orientalist in Arthur Sullivan´s The Rose of Persia

- A comedic opera of two acts, The Rose of Persia stands as the final opera completed by the English composer Arthur Sullivan. After departing from his comedic roots for several productions, Sullivan cultivated an opera consisting of exoticism influences within its constructed environment and plot elements. Though irregularly revived today, The Rose of Persia exploits Arthur Sullivan as a consistently successful composer; demonstrates the influence of ethnic groups from the late 19th century within this particular musical; directly draws parallels to Middle Eastern cultures, and sufficiently implies similarities and differences to comparable earlier works, of which also include depictions of...   [tags: comedic, opera, composer, culture]

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A Comparison of the Values of Classical India, China, and Persia

- A Comparison of the Values of Classical India, China, and Persia During the era known as the time of the classical civilizations, there were numerous noticeable changes occurring in many civilizations and city-states around the world. In India, China, and Persia in particular, one could see the influence of religion and philosophy on the political and social structure of the time. In India, the religion of Hinduism in particular, provides two sources of support in regards to the social structure of the era....   [tags: History, Classical Civilization Era]

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Foreign Influence in Persia

- During the 19th century the monarchy was only the most dominant of several powerful groupings within Iranian society, the others being the tribal leaders, the landlords, and the mujtahids, Shi’i Muslim theologians and scholars empowered to interpret and administer religious law (the only law in force).1 Their religious control over the Iranian people and identification with popular anti-foreign struggles following the war with Russia, an independent source of wealth through a religious tax, and control over the law courts and education were the roots of their power....   [tags: Foreign relations of Iran]

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The Spartan Men, And Made The Persian Warriors

- In the movie 300, the Spartan army, of 300 fight in the Battle of Thermopylae. The Spartans fight the Persians, however they are greatly outnumbered. The Persian King Xerxes sends thousand of his soldiers to fight the Spartan warriors in hopes of gaining Greece. The Spartans, along with Athenians, and slaves, fight the Persia army in one last attempt to save Greece. 300 tells how the Spartan warriors are trained and taught. The filmmakers of 300 chose to historically keep that weak babies were rejected and that children were trained at seven years old to become Spartan soldiers, while; the filmmakers chose to change battle techniques, the portrayal of the Spartan men as "family men”, and ma...   [tags: Sparta, Battle of Thermopylae, Xerxes I of Persia]

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Sparta, not Athens, won the war against Persia

- The Greek victory against Persia was largely due to efforts of mainly Athens but also Sparta as well. Athens was responsible for the major turning points of the Persian invasions, while Sparta was responsible for the deciding battle. Miltiades, with his skilful battle strategies, defeated the Persians during their second invasion at Marathon, which gave Athens a confidence boost on their military. During the third invasion, when the Athenians were evacuated to Salamis, Themistocles had devised a plan to trick the Persians which had resulted in Persian army without a supply line....   [tags: History]

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Anglo-Russian Agreement of 1907

- Countries are entitled to their own individualized feelings concerning situations involving control but what is troubling is that there is an overwhelming influence that can affect an individual state. It may be hard for them because control requires rigorous and thoughtless decision making in regard for innocent people trying to live their lives. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Britain did not see the need to become a part of the entente with France and Russia. This was the start to many problems that arose during this time....   [tags: conflict, persia, russia, india]

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Origen del arte Islámico

- El arte Islámico nació en la península Arábiga, con la dinastía omeya en los años 661-750, y al mismo tiempo por medio de sus mandatarios se fueron dispersando para la conquista de Persia, Egipto, el Norte de África, e incluso la península Ibérica. El arte islámico es un arte original, que ha sabido re-interpretar las distintas influencias que se recibieron durante el proceso de su formación, como son las artes clásicas, bizantinas o las distintas tradiciones de aquellos pueblos nómadas. La prohibición coránica de representar a Dios influyo en la evolución de las distintas disciplinas artística, desarrollándose sobre todo en la arquitectura y en la decoración ligadas estrechamente....   [tags: religión, tradiciones, persia, egipto]

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Cyrus The Great

- Cyrus the Great was one of the greatest emperors in the history of the world. He was born in Anshan, a city in the country of Persia. He was born in the year 600 BC. Cyrus was part of the Achaemenid family house. He was named after his grandfather who was a king named Cyrus I. His father’s name was Cambyses I. When Cyrus was around ten years old, people noticed that he did not act like a normal herdsman’s son. People noticed that he was too noble to be a herdsman’s son. As Cyrus’s age increased, he found a wife....   [tags: anshan, persia, achaemenid family ]

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Alexander the Great

- ... After these teachers he had the famous teacher Aristotle. When he became a teen he started to go into the military. After his father got assassinated, Alexander made allies and ruled the throne. He had many campaigns through the eastern hemisphere like Egypt and present day Turkey. Then Alexander died of malaria on June 13, 323 B.C in Babylon, Persia. (Alexander the Great Bio.) During his life he had made many great cities and influenced more. Alexander put many cities on key points. Key points include: trade routes and military advantages....   [tags: macedonia, babylon, persia]

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Major Empires of the Asian Continent

- During the period of 1500CE through 1750CE, there three major empires that existed in the southwest corner of the Asian continent. The Ottoman Empire was the most powerful, the Persian Empire made rugs profitable, and the Mughal Empire formed trade alliances with the West. The thing that all three had in common was the Islamic Faith, they were all bound by the verses of the Qur'an and their shared love and devotion to Allah. There were two major sects of Islam, Sunni and Shi'ia. Sunni Islam was the largest sect, followed by Shi'ia, which had a significantly lesser following....   [tags: Persia, Islam, Ottoman Empire, Mughal Empire]

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Movie Analysis : ' Sparta '

- The paper explains how the movie 300 used sociological concepts to show how the Spartans lived and conquered as warriors. It used Racism, Identity, Sexism, Dehumanization, Discrimination, and Age Stratification to show why it was okay for a culture to abandon children with disfigurements and why they did so. It also tells why people were so upset about how racist it was. The movie is a good example of how sexism is used in their culture mainly against their woman. And identity because if you are a Spartan then you should have been a very strong willed person and strive to be the best warrior that you could be for Sparta and the King....   [tags: Sparta, Battle of Thermopylae, Xerxes I of Persia]

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Europe and Western Asia cultures, Islamic World, and African Societies and Kingdoms

- This paper will cover and explain chapters 7, 8, and 9. Over the past chapters that have been covered, they have all touched on the main focus of these three chapters. Chapter 7 covers Europe and Western Asia cultures such as the Byzantine Empire. Chapter 8 deals with the Islamic world, which will go over their origins and the expansion of their religion. Chapter 9 focuses on African Societies and Kingdoms which will cover the different cultures and the importance of certain societies that had an impact throughout African history....   [tags: Byzantine Empire, African history, Islam, Persia]

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The Persian Letters by Montesquieu

-      The book The Persian Letters by Montesquieu is a fictional novel that was written by the author so he could comment on the society in which he was living. This novel has served as a good example of the ideas that were present during the early Enlightenment. There are many ideas and themes that Montesquieu discusses by using the point of view of two Persian travelers in Europe that correspond with letters to each other and others back in Persia. By using a foreigner's perspective, Montesquieu was able to present things in a way that gave a much more lasting effect then if he had used two Frenchman commenting on their own country....   [tags: Persian Letters Montesquieu]

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The Heroism, Divine Support, and Greek Unity Displayed in the Persian Wars

- In early fifth century BC Greece, the Greeks consistently suffered from the threat of being conquered by the Persian Empire. Between the years 500-479 BC, the Greeks and the Persians fought two wars. Although the Persian power vastly surpassed the Greeks, the Greeks unexpectedly triumphed. In this Goliath versus David scenario, the Greeks as the underdog, defeated the Persians due to their heroic action, divine support, and Greek unity. The threat of the Persian Empire's expansion into Greece and the imminent possibility that they would lose their freedom and become subservient to the Persians, so horrified the Greeks that they united together and risked their lives in order to preserve...   [tags: Essays on the Persian Wars]

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The Rise and Fall of the Persian Empire

- Iran was included in the territory of what was then the ancient Persian Empire. For centuries Iran (land of the Aryans) was also referred to as Persia, which was the official name until 1935. Fourteen years had passed before the Iranian government allowed the use of both names. Few groups of people today have significant history like the Iranians, descending from the ancient Persians, who possess one of the world’s richest and oldest cultures. Historically, a variety of other cultures and groups had once occupied the ancient Iranian plateau as early as 4,000 B.C.E, with little importance....   [tags: World Civilization ]

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The Modern Era Of The Persian Empire

- The Persian Empire spanned from Egypt in the west to Turkey in the north, and through Mesopotamia to the Indus River in the east. It was a series of imperial dynasties centered in Persia. It was established by Cyrus the Great in 550 BC, with the Persian conquest of Media, Lydia and Babylonia. The Persian history was interrupted by the Islamic conquest and later by the Mongol invasion. The main religion of ancient Persia was Zoroastrianism, but after the 7th century this was replaced by Islam. In the modern era, a series of Islamic dynasties ruled Persia independently of the universal caliphate....   [tags: Achaemenid Empire, Cyrus the Great]

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Darius 1 : A Persian King

- Darius 1, a Persian King, is mentioned in the text, Art a Brief History, and I want to write about his life and empire, personality, and religion, also; how he helped build Zerubbabel’s Temple. Christian Jews, with the aid of Darius, build Zerubbabel Temple for God, according to the Holy Bible of the King James Version. Although, Darius was not a Christian, he was interested in Christianity. He fully cooperated with Christian Jews to build Zerubbabel’s Temple. Zerubbabel’s Temple is described in the Holy Bible King James Version, there is no detailed descriptions of Zerubbabel’s Temple on record....   [tags: Achaemenid Empire, Cyrus the Great, Zoroastrianism]

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The Empire : The Persian Empire

- From watching the video “Engineering an Empire: The Persians” I learned about the Persian Empire. Persia is today the country of known as Iran. Led by Cyrus II the Great (576 – 530 BC) Persia became one of the largest and most successful empires of all time. The reign of Cyrus the Great is said to have lasted from twenty eight to thirty one years. In that time he stretched his empire over much land, including; parts of the Balkans and Thrace-Macedonia in the west, to the Indus Valley in the east....   [tags: Achaemenid Empire, Cyrus the Great]

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The Fall Of The Persian Empire

- Alexander the Great is the Greatest Throughout history, many great empires have risen up and gained extraordinary amounts of power. These empires gain power through the expansion and the conquest of land and expanding territory. However, in history, it is clear that not all great empires last. The Persian Empire is one of the great empires, which rise to power and then decline gradually over time. The Persian Empire fell due to a number of reasons such as bad leadership and poor military tactics; however, the drastic one of all was caused by one man, Alexander the Great....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Achaemenid Empire]

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The Fall of the Persian Empire to the Greeks

- One of the most powerful empires of the day, the Persian Empire threatened the Greeks in 499 BC. The Persian Empire ruled by Darius, at that time stretched from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indus River Valley. Greatly outnumbering the Greeks, the Persians should have easily conquered them. The Greeks were able to defeat the Persians because they united for a sole purpose. This unification provided the strength they needed to win decisive military and naval sea battles. The Greek and Persian war began with the Ionian Revolt.....   [tags: sole, purpose, unification, military, naval]

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Greek Tactics Of The Persian Fleet

- The pass of Thermopylae, being initially the only way the Persians were able to enter Greece, came with the issue that the pass only stretched about 180 meters wide. This was an issue for the massive Persian forces yet as this was their only option it had to be agreed upon. The Greek strategy in order to block the Persian fleet began with utilizing the small space. With smaller numbers and the familiar landscape greeks held the advantage. The size of the Persian fleet meant they were unable to send large groups of men through at once....   [tags: Battle of Thermopylae, Sparta, The 300 Spartans]

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The Persian Empire Under Cyrus The Great

- With the knowledge I have gained, I believe that the most ideal civilization for me to subside in would be Persian Empire under Cyrus the Great. The Persian Empire conquered many civilizations on its voyage from a nomadic tribe to one of the world 's greatest powers. Being a world power, would allow the ideals and concepts of the Persian culture, my culture, to flourish. Yet, the most important reason why I would live with the Persians rather than any other civilization is due to how culturally diverse and tolerant they were....   [tags: Babylon, Babylonia, Mesopotamia, Culture]

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Religion, Government, And Infrastructure Between The Persian And Roman Empires

- Throughout the history of mankind, many factors have contributed to the evolution of civilizations. Major empires of the past have demonstrated the ability to vastly expand their territory. The Persian and Roman empires are excellent examples of how civilizations can progress and create enormous realms. Amongst the factors that have contributed to the organization of these empires include religion, political institutions, and infrastructure. With out these key essential elements, a strong argument can be made that these empires would not have thrived for as long as they did....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Augustus]

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The Asian Indian, Chinese, Greek, Mayan And Persian Societies

- Human societies are prone to self-destruction without a means of social order. In order to preserve their own prosperity all cultures tried their own means of order through political, Philosophical, and religious ideals in order to preserve their culture from falling apart. The cultures I will observe and compare among each other will be the Asian Indian, Chinese, Chinese, Greek, Mayan and Persian Societies and from these Civilizations determine which one of these would be optimal to live in during the height of their empire....   [tags: Religion, Sociology, Culture, Civilization]

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The Persian War: The Ionian Revolt and the Battle of Marathon

- The Persian War Introduction The Persian War is one of the most famous wars in history and was also known as the Greco - Persian Wars. “The Persian war was remarkable not only for its ferocious battles, which showcased the superiority of Greek military methods, but also for the striking personalities involved, the democratic character of the military command, and the ability of the fractious Greeks to drop their strong divisions and unite behind a single cause.” (Church A. 1). It started from 499 BC and ended in 479 BC....   [tags: greeks, athens, church]

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Alexander's Attempt To Integrate the Greek and Persian People

- The following gobbet is from Plutarch’s (C. 50 B.C.- C.120 A.D.) Alexander. It narrates Alexander’s journey to the Libyan Oracle of Siwah in 332 . The aim of this essay is to draw the possible reasons as to why Alexander went to this specific oracle its consequences and question the reliability of Plutarch’s account. Plutarch describes the conversation between the priest of Ammon and Alexander. Alexander inquired if all the murderers of his father were punished to which the priest replied that Alexander was not the son of a mortal....   [tags: Ancient Greece]

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Persian Art and Architecture

- Persian Art and Architecture Persian art and architecture works of art and structures produced in the region of Asia traditionally known as Persia */ce5/CE040345.html* and now called Iran. Bounded by fierce mountains and deserts, the high plateau of Iran has seen the flow of many migrations and the development of many cultures, all of which have added distinctive features to the many styles of Persian art and architecture. There are excellent collections of Persian art in Tehran; the Metropolitan Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Victoria and Albert Museum....   [tags: Papers]

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The Conquests and Legacy of Alexander the Great

- Alexander III of Macedon, more commonly known as Alexander the Great, is one of the most legendary figures in our history and in the history of the world. His conquests and endeavors echoed far and wide, bringing about new eras and ideas to the world. Alexander earned his place in the world’s history and is worthy of the title ‘The Great’ because of his military prowess, his idealism and his legacy. During the course of his life and reign, Alexander had fought and won many battles and wars, defeating many kings and warlords throughout the ancient world....   [tags: Persian Empire]

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The King of Macedonia

- Philip, Alexander's father, had been king of Macedonia and completely changed Macedonia from a backward kingdom into a strong state with a powerful army. In order to achieve this goal, he started an expansionist policy. Every year, he would wage war, and the Macedonian aristocrats benefited. Philip had to continue his conquests if he wanted to keep his monarchy intact. Shortly before the end of his life, Philip had thought about waging a war against the Persian empire, which was weak due to the death of King Artaxerxes III....   [tags: persian, kindom]

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The Roles of Greek Heroism and the Gods in the Persian Wars

- The Roles of Greek Heroism and the Gods in the Persian Wars The Persian Wars (499-479 BC) put the Greeks in the difficult position of having to defend their country against a vast empire with an army that greatly outnumbered their own. Many city-states united in battle, although others found ways to avoid participation in the wars. The Greeks also relied on the words of Apollo to guide them, but the oracle did not always act encouragingly. The Greeks defeated the Persians in the Persian Wars due to heroic actions performed by Athens and Sparta and occasional assistance from the gods, but cowardice shown by other poleis nearly ended the Greeks’ chances of success....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Why the Greeks Won the Greco-Persian War

- Why the Greeks Won the Greco-Persian War There are times in history that something will happen and it will defy all logic. It was one of those times when a few Greek city/states joined together and defeated the invasion force of the massive Persian Empire. The Greeks were able to win the Greco-Persian War because of their naval victories over the Persians, a few key strategic victories on land, as well as the cause for which they were fighting. The naval victories were the most important contribution to the overall success against the Persians....   [tags: Greco-Persian War Greece History Essays]

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Bible's Book of Esther is Full of Mysteries

- ... The book of Esther juggles the question whether the Jewish populace who are under Haman’s persecution would survive or get systematically exterminated. Though the book deals with religious issues, it never mentions the name of God on the text either in plain text or under the text. The purpose of the book of Esther is understood by the genre and the theme of the book. The theme of triumph of the Jewish populace over the powerful oppressor Haman and the Persian Empire is what defines and sets the book of Esther apart from other Old Testament books with its nontheistic looking text....   [tags: forefathers, persian empire, persecution]

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Cyrus the Great

- Cyrus the Great Builds the Persian Empire by Governing With Toleration and Kindness The greatest leaders in history often leave behind some sort of legacy. Cyrus the Great was the founder of the Persian Empire around 500 B.C., which was the largest empire of its time (Cyrus II, the Great). The empire stretched from ancient Iran, and grew to include an area reaching from Greece to India (Persian Empire). Cyrus’ reign saw some of the first contacts between Persia and Greece, and helped Persia gain the political power that had once been held by the people of Mesopotamia (Cyrus, the Great)....   [tags: Ancient History, Persian Empire]

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Herdotus's On the Scythians

- Herodotus was born in 484 B.C. and is regarded today as the “Father of History.” Born and raised in ancient Greece, Herodotus, a very intelligent and sophisticated historian, went on expeditions all around the Mediterranean, observing the ways of other people and nations. His most renowned work entitled the Histories includes detailed information about the geography, religious practices, secular traditions, politics, and the most critical historic events of many different cultures and peoples in the Mediterranean and Asia, including the Scythians....   [tags: Ancient History, Persian Empire]

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Abu al-Rayhan Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Biruri

- ... Another kingdom which was rapidly rising in influence was the Ghaznavids whose capital was at Ghazna in Afghanistan, a kingdom which was to play a major role in al-Biruni's life.”[2] Old Persia The wonder of how stars are standing in the air and why they are shiny and beautiful have stayed with humans for centuries. Among these humans, some of them worshiped stars while the others studied and tried to bring a scientific explanation to answer the questions wondering people. The research about stars and planets has been a subject of interest in ancient Iran....   [tags: Persian-Khwarezmian scholar and polymath]

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History´s Greatest Military Captains

- There are many qualities one requires to be a successful General, they can be divided into two categories as I see it: those of character, that is, personal leadership, and those of professional and tactical capacity. When it comes to command in the field, the first category is slightly more important than the second, although it is useless, of course, if separated from the second, and vice versa. Alexander III of Macedon and Hannibal of Carthage are considered among the greatest generals to have ever lived....   [tags: alexander, romans, creeks, persian]

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The Persian Empire

- The Persian Empire was created in 546 BCE by Cyrus the Great after he defeated and conquered Media and Lydias. The Persian Empire is a very diverse empire with the official language of Farsi Fars. With such a huge empire, they had to know how to control their people so that there is not a revolution. There were two ideas to control the people; the empire could keep them (the people) weak. This will lead to the people not having enough resources, which will make the civilians desperate and can trigger a revolution....   [tags: Qin Shi Huang, China, Great Wall of China]

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The Day Of Our Bat Mitzvah

- At the time of our Bat Mitzvah, we as Jewish women are encouraged to look to influential and inspirational Jewish women, such as Esther, for guidance and strength. A Bat Mitzvah is a Jewish ritual in which a female immediately upon the age of 12 becomes an adult or a “daughter of the mitzvah” (Cahabad.org, 2016) (Pelaia, 2014). This ritual marks the beginning of a lifetime of devotion to the Jewish religion and with this comes the exploration of your own personal purpose that was given to you by God (Rich, 2011)....   [tags: Judaism, Jews, Persian Jews, Purim]

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The Mongol Empire and the Persian Empire

- Throughout time, many civilizations have been noted as ‘great’ pertaining to not only the characteristics of their leaders, but also by how well they spread and influence other nations. The Mongol and Achaemenid (Early Persian) empire are two empires that held a significant amount of power during their time period. There were many different religions practiced in the civilizations, and the practice and tolerance of religion is an important aspect to the power of a nation. The Mongol empire and the Achaemenid empire are two empires that are considerably different in regards to their belief systems that were practiced and the motivation behind their religious tolerance, but share a similarity...   [tags: religion, holy, power]

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The Parthenon During The Persian War

- Cultures are often opaque due to its dense and rich nature as the collective foundation of a civilization. Due to the complexity of cultures, not every angle of ideologies of the society can possibly be clearly condensed into words, therefore visual representations are often times used to reflect the major sociocultural motifs. In Ancient Athens, the Parthenon was an architectural phenomenon built around mid 5th century that represented the integrity and cultural values of being an Athenian. Prior to the existence of the Parthenon, the Persians raided the acropolis and Pre-Parthenon in 480 BC, causing Athenians to pledge to defeat the Persians before rebuilding the fallen temple....   [tags: Parthenon, Athens, Athena, Gender role]

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Persian Girls by Nahid Rachlin

- In Nahid Rachlin’s memoir, “Persian Girls”, the author describes her life in Iran and later in America as a woman, refusing to accept both Muslim and Iranian cultural norms. This plays an important role in the lives of many characters, choosing the sometimes hard decision to break apart from cultural standards. Characters that are faced with this difficult choice include her brothers Cyrus and Parviz, her older sister Pari and Nahid herself. Nahid’s brothers, Cyrus and Parviz, are sent to America a few years before her....   [tags: muslim and iranian cultural norms]

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Women, Indian, And Persian Literature

- Women in classical Egyptian, Indian, and Persian literature are depicted as being more than just one dimensional figures. They are displayed as living beings, capable of emotion and exercising power amongst men. Ancient history has shown that in places such as Egypt, woman had equal rights alongside men, in regards to legal and economic rights. At the time, rights were based on economic class and not gender. By having a rights system that mimicked that of men’s rights, Egyptian women were able to show their multi-dimensionality....   [tags: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Poetry]

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Spartan and Persian Ideology

- Good afternoon, I’ve been asked to speak with you about the historical accuracy of recent popular culture incarnations of both Spartan and Persian ideology and in particular I’ve chosen to evaluate Zack Snyder’s 2007, movie 300 in order to demonstrate to you it’s compatibility between ancient sourced depictions of both Spartan and Persian philosophy. From this evaluation and historical representations given by philosophers and historians during approximately the same era that is represented within 300....   [tags: Ancient History ]

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A Brief Look at the Persian Gulf War

- Introduction Soldiers falling, bullets flying, tensions rising, the Persian Gulf War was a significant war in terms of modern American history. The Cold War was a time of unease throughout the nation, from the end of World War Two in 1945 to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. After the Vietnam War ended poorly in the early 1970s, the United States remained out of war for another 20 years. When Iraq was threatening to invade Saudi Arabia in late 1990, the United States knew it had to intervene....   [tags: Kuwait, Irak, Hussein]

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Iranian Identity

- Millenniums and centuries ago the Persian Empire illuminated the World. Nowadays, the powerful Persian Empire has been replaced for the weak Islamic Republic of Iran. Astonishingly, through the centuries Iranians were able to keep parts of their identity. Unfortunately, the Islamist Republic has sought to prevent Iranians to keep any identity different to Islam’s. The images in this documentary will help you acquire a better idea of the major changes in the Persian individual and identity through the first and second millennium after Jesus Christ until 1953....   [tags: persian empire, Islam, constitutional revolution]

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No One Knows about Persian Cats

- A movie No one knows about Persian cats ask us this question. I would change the title somewhat to ask “no one who knows about Persian people”. No one knows about Persian cats takes us into the underground music scene in Iran. Many in the western world and especially in the United States may look dumbfounded when you talk about an underground music scene in Iran. I believe the director Bahman Ghobadi’s movie about the underground music scene not only exposes the repression of the existing Iranian government on freedom of expression, but also shows a side of Iranian culture most would never have thought existed....   [tags: Film Review]

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The Greek Economy

- The Greek economy was a result of the combination of slaves, citizens and Metics. The Metic, however, was the driving and most important force behind the Greek economy. The slave was used only when seen fit. The citizen saw work as below the dignity of a free man. He left to others the labors that he was unwilling to perform himself. Firstly, it must be noted that any prejudice against manual labor among the Greeks was of comparatively late origin. Certainly, in the Homeric age, to labor with one’s hands was no disgrace....   [tags: Greek History, Persian War, Marathon Men]

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The Causes of the Persian Gulf War

- The Causes of the Persian Gulf War “Two dozen U.S. and British aircrafts bombed five radar and other anti-aircraft sites around Baghdad with guided missiles yesterday in the first major military action of the Bush administration. It was the largest airstrike against Iraq in two years and hit sites near the Iraqi capital, a significant departure from the low-key enforcement of no-fly zones in the country’s south and north. The U.S.-led alliance declared the zones off-limits to Iraqi aircrafts after the Persian Gulf War....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The War Of The Ionian, Darius ( Persian King ) And The Persians

- The war started in 499 BC, after the rebellion of the Ionian, Darius (Persian King) and the Persians wanted to take control of Greece all the more. The Persians wanted even more land. The Greeks helped the Ionians to rebel against the Persians, and had paced to Sardis and burned the Persians city. The Persians convicted the Greeks as raiding terrorists. Darius and the Persians didn’t know if going by land or sea was the best way to take control of Greece. The Persians decided to go by land. They attacked the Scythians, and they lost....   [tags: Battle of Thermopylae, Battle of Salamis]

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Aristotle 's Effect On Alexander The Great And The Persian Empire

- Aristotle’s Effect on Alexander The Great and the Persian Empire Rough Draft Claire Johnson Mr. Hart Ancient Medieval History, Black 7-8 12 December 2014 When Alexander III of Macedon, more commonly known as Alexander the Great, was thirteen years old, his father, Philip II, who had been mostly uninvolved in his son’s studies, appointed Aristotle as his tutor, creating one of the most well known student-teacher pairings of all time. Aristotle, who had been taught by Plato for seventeen years, had a great impact on Alexander....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon]

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Persian/Arabic Script

- Abstract Persian/Arabic script has special complexities that make generating its fonts difficult. Some challenges in Persian/Arabic script generating process are various letters forms, number of dots in some letters and writing cursive forms. Some other challenges are related to the calligraphic art, how to fetch its rules, how to formulate them and how to design its algorithm. Cellular automata (CA) are one of the pattern generation methods. Here we generate typeface patterns by CA. In this paper, Asynchronous two dimensional CA is used for algorithm design of Persian/Arabic Ma'qeli typeface patterns and various neighborhoods are investigated for using patterns generation rules....   [tags: Language]

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The Persian Gulf War

- Introduction Wars have been apart of this world almost as long as anything else has. Even in the Bible days there are records of wars. There are many reasons that states choose to go to war. Sometimes it is for the expansion of a nation or state, other times it is for financial gains, and it also could be for security or defense purposes. Whatever the case may be, wars have been apart of human life and will always be. There were no differences when it came to the Persian Gulf War. This war involved the United States, Iraq, and Kuwait....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Persian Gulf War

- The Persian Gulf War War was inevitable in the Gulf and it was a war in which Iraq was inevitability to lose. There were several reasons why this was and became a reality. How, when, where did this process of self destruction begin. It was quite evident that Saddam Hussein. the president of Iraq, was becoming a military giant in the Middle East and therefore a threat to the stability of the entire region. His war with Iran was proof of this. The U.S. and other industrialized Western nations could not risk the loss of oil from the area....   [tags: History Iraq Middle East Papers]

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The Persian Gulf War

- The Persian Gulf War The war in the Persian Gulf was a war of religious favor, cruel leadership, and greed. Desert Storm or more commonly known ass The Golf War was the same type of war that had accrued in this area for many years except for one fact. In Operation Desert Storm, it was a mix of sophisticated technology and the combined leadership and cooperation from the coalition that was used to end the war in a quick and timely manner. Which in the end probably saved thousands of lives. In 1979 Saddam Hussien took control of Iraq, and immediately made his presence known when he killed 21 of his cabinet members....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Persian Gulf

- Persian Gulf The purpose and goals of the FBI are to uphold the law through the investigation of violations of federal criminal law. Also, to protect the United States from foreign intelligence and terrorist activities, and provide leadership and law enforcement assistance to federal, state, local, and international agencies. All of these responsibilities need to be done in a manner that is responsive to the needs of the public and is faithful to the Constitution of the United States. The FBI's investigative authority is the broadest of all federal law enforcement agencies....   [tags: Papers]

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Persian Gulf War

- The Persian Gulf is one of the few regions whose importance to the United States is obvious. The flow of Gulf oil will continue to be crucial to the economic well-being of the industrialized world for the foreseeable future; developments in the Gulf will have a critical impact on issues ranging from Arab-Israeli relations and religious extremism to terrorism and nuclear nonproliferation. Every president since Richard Nixon has recognized that ensuring Persian Gulf security and stability is a vital U.S....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Causes and Effects of the Persian Gulf War

- Causes and Effects of the Persian Gulf War The Persian Gulf War, often referred to as Operation Desert Storm, was perhaps one of the most successful war campaigns in the history of warfare. Saddam Hussein, leader of Iraq, invaded Kuwait in 1990. In 1991, after weeks of air strikes, US ground forces entered Iraq and Kuwait and eliminated Iraqi presence in 60 hours. Why Would Iraq invade Kuwait. Kuwait supplies much of the world’s oil supplies, and when Hussein invaded Kuwait, he controlled 24% of the world’s oil supplies (O’Hara)....   [tags: Operation Desert Storm History Essays]

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Persian Gulf Crisis

- Persian Gulf Crisis Persian Gulf Crisis, 1990-1991: How Saddam Hussein's Greed and Totalitarian Quest for Power Led to the Invasion of Kuwait, World Conflicts and the Degredation of Iraq Joseph Stalin. Fidel Castro. Adolf Hitler. Saddam Hussein. These names are all those of leaders who have used a totalitarian approach to leading a nation. Stalin and Hitler ruled in the early to mid-nineteen hundreds. Like Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein is now. Saddam Hussein belongs to the Baath Party of Iraq....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Persian Gulf War

- The Persian Gulf War all started because of one country’s greed for oil. Iraq accused Kuwait of pumping oil and not sharing the benfits, and Kuwait was pumping more oil than allowed under quotas set by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, it decreased the price of oil, Iraq's main export. Iraq's complaints against Kuwait grew more and more harsh, but they were mostly about money. When Iraqi forces began to assemble near the Kuwaiti border in the summer of 1990, several Arab states tried to intervene the dispute....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Persian Gulf War Was NOT Iraq's Fault

- At 2:00 A.M. (local time) on August second 1990, Saddam Hussein sent the Iraqi military across the border into Kuwait, and sparked a war whose repercussions are still being felt. Today what eventually became known as the Persian Gulf War, featured the largest air operation in history; and a senseless destruction paralleled only to Danzig or Hiroshima. Even though Saddam was the one who physically invaded Kuwait, is balking at United Nations resolutions, and is generally known as a tyrant....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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First Persian Gulf War: 1990-1991

- First Persian Gulf War: 1990-1991 The First Persian Gulf War between 1990 and 1991 was the most militarily efficient campaign in US history where comparatively few lives were lost. This war accomplished many goals, including that it secured the economic advantages for the “Western World”. It encouraged a free flow of natural resources, established the value of air power and superiority, and verified that a free alliance for justice will prevail over armed aggression. In the end, the United State’s goals were accomplished: Kuwait was liberated from Saddam and peace settled into the Middle East (Rayment)....   [tags: history]

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Comparing Military Operations In Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and Korean War

- The ways in which the United States has conducted its military operations since becoming an independent nation has largely depended upon the overall political and military objectives of each individual conflict. The United States first three hot wars after the end of World War II display the marked difference in US objectives and the operations used to achieve them better than any other modern wars in which American troops participated. By and large the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Persian Gulf War had virtually no similarities, particularly in the ways in which each was fought....   [tags: US military objectives and operations ]

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Sa’die’s Cultural and Social Messages

- Regarding its history and scope, Persian literatures is at the top of world literature, being among a few world cultures whose influences and achievement have continued to the present time, and can still be useful and beneficial in the modern world. Some cultures and civilizations, and subsequently their literature, have either metamorphosed over time or been completely forgotten. Persian literature, however, started to flourish with strength and stability before the introduction of Islam, continued to thrive after Islam by drawing upon Islamic teachings and doctrine, and has kept and exerted its impact and flourishing with greater influence....   [tags: Persian literature]

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The Greatest Military Leader And The King Of Macedon, Conquerors Of The Almighty Persian Empire

- Greatness is not something that is achieved overnight. Those who are great and were great will not and have not been forgotten. However, one particular man in history is arguably one of the greatest military leaders in history who had ever lived. Hell, he even has the word “great” in his name when people refer to him. That man would be no other than Alexander the Great. The determined leader that strikes fear and tremble into those who oppose him. Ruthless in nature yet still humbly stands with his men when times are tough....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon]

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Autonomy and Responsibility: The United States' involvement in the Persian Gulf

- Autonomy and Responsibility: The United States' involvement in the Persian Gulf The United States' involvement in the Persian Gulf War showed the responsibility of the country to maintain peace and order, but more importantly, the conflict showed that the United States has a responsibility to oversee control of the world's natural resources. “On Aug. 2, 1990, Iraqi military forces, on orders from President Saddam Hussein, invaded and occupied the small country of Kuwait.”1 Kuwait, a small country in the Middle East, contains a large amount of oil that Iraq wished to take control of to help solve the economic problems of their country....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Modernity and Enlightenment in The Persian Letters by Charles Montesquieu

- Modernity and Enlightenment in The Persian Letters by Charles Montesquieu The Persian Letters (1721), a fictional piece by Charles Montesquieu, is representative of ‘the Enlightenment,’ both supporting and showing conflict with its ideas. The initial perception of European people, in particular the French, is of a busy people with goals and ambition whose focus is progress; in this way they are able to gain knowledge - a core foundation to Enlightenment. One particular section of the Persian Letters states that the revolt against the authorities was lead by women, who through reason, saw the inequity of their treatment and formed a voice....   [tags: Papers]

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Analyzing the Persian Gulf Crisis between Iraq and Kuwait

- Analyzing the Persian Gulf Crisis between Iraq and Kuwait In analyzing the Persian Gulf Crisis originally between Iraq and Kuwait, one must first understand the factors that contributed to the conflict. In 1980, Iraq carried out a major air and land attack on Iran. For eight years, the Iran-Iraq War grew more intense, until the U.S. “accidentally” downed an Iranian plane, killing 290 passengers. Three factors contributed to this war: (1) territorial dispute, (2) religious disputes between Islamic moderates and fundamentalists, and more importantly, (3) a personality conflict (also known as ego-mania) between Saddam Hussein, Iraq’s president, and Ayatollah Khomein, the leader of Iran....   [tags: Papers]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of Firoozeh Dumas 's ' Sweet, Sour, And Resentful '

- Traditions In her article, “Sweet, Sour, and Resentful,” Firoozeh Dumas directs us through on how her mom readies a feast. She gives us detailed description on how her mother cooks the food for the guests by starting out grocery shopping until the part that the food is ready to be served. She writes about how because of their Iranian traditions they have to prepare a Persian feast for their newcomer friends and family, which brought joy to everyone, but her mother. Yet, we can see that she is trying to make sense to it all, every weekend they have guests over since the Iran’s Revolution started....   [tags: Culture, Family, Persian people, Persian language]

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Attitudes of Iranian English Language Teachers towards the Use of Persian in EFL Classrooms at Private Language Institutes in Tehran

- Introduction In most Iranian private language institutes, inspired by the rise of Communicative Language Teaching, EFL teachers are largely encouraged to run their classes on the bases of a “monolingual approach” where only English is used within their classrooms. Some scholars have supported this approach and believe that since the process of L2 and L1 acquisition are similar, more exposure to L2 which results in less exposure to L1 is essential, because interference from L1 knowledge hinders L2 learning process (Cook, 2001; Krashen, 1981)....   [tags: Language ]

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The War Between Iraq and Iran

- The war between Iraq and Iran initiated in 1980 and it lasted eight years (3). The invasion of Kuwait started on the second of August 1990. There are reasons and consequences for this invasion that I am going to talk about in this essay In 1980 Kuwait, feared the dominance of Persian in the Gulf area had no option but to support Iraq financially and act as a life tube to the Iraqi military (3).Kuwait sent medical supplies to the wounded Iraqi soldiers and food during these eight years (3). At the end of the Persian-Iraq war, Iraq managed to keep its country and pride safe, but suffered greatly both financially and humanly (2)....   [tags: kuwait, iraqui military, persian ]

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