Persian means of, from, or related to Persia (Iran), or the Persian-speaking world. See:
- Persian people, the majority ethnic group of Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan
- Persian language, an Iranian language of the Indo-European family. The majority and official languages of Iran and Afghanistan.
- Persian alphabet, Perso-Arabic script
- Persian architecture
- Persian cuisine
- Persian carpet
Other articles related to "persian, persians":
... century BCE the site was intermittently controlled by the Persian monarchs, starting from the 6th century BCE ... The modern name is a Persian word (دربند Darband) meaning "closed gates", which came into use in the end of the 5th or the beginning of the 6th century CE, when the city ... wrote about "the wondrous walls, for whose construction the Persian kings exhausted our country, recruiting architects and collecting building materials with a view ...
... Units Low Estimate High Estimate Peltasts 10,000 30,000 Cavalry 12,000 40,000 Persian Immortals 10,000 10,000 Bactrian Cavalry 1,000 2,000 Archers 1,500 1,500 Scythed chariots 200 ... War elephants 15 ... Total 52,9 ... However, it is possible that the Persian army could have numbered over 100,000 men ... Hans Delbrück however estimates the number of Persian cavalry at 12,000 because of management issues and Persian infantry (peltast) less than that of the ...
... After the battle, Parmenion rounded up the Persian baggage train while Alexander and his own bodyguard pursued Darius ... In all, it was a disastrous defeat for the Persians and one of Alexander's finest victories ... At this point, the Persian Empire was divided into two halves–East and West ...
... The word Dagestan is of Turkic and Persian origin ... Dag means 'mountain' and -stan is a Persian suffix meaning 'land' ... Dagestan used to be called Kohestan in Persian (mountainous place) and Arabized as Ghahestan ...
... Ghōr (Pashto غور) (Persian غور), also spelled Ghowr or Ghur, is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan ... The name "Ghor" is a cognate to Avestan gairi-, Sanskrit giri- and Middle Persian gar, in modern Persian koh-, Sogdian gor-/gur-, in later developed Bactrian language as g´wrao- (als ...
Famous quotes containing the word persian:
“If one doubts whether Grecian valor and patriotism are not a fiction of the poets, he may go to Athens and see still upon the walls of the temple of Minerva the circular marks made by the shields taken from the enemy in the Persian war, which were suspended there. We have not far to seek for living and unquestionable evidence. The very dust takes shape and confirms some story which we had read.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Come, give thy soul a loose, and taste the pleasures of the poor.
Sometimes tis grateful for the rich to try
A short vicissitude, and fit of poverty:
A savory dish, a homely treat,
Where all is plain, where all is neat,
Without the stately spacious room,
The Persian carpet, or the Tyrian loom,
Clear up the cloudy foreheads of the great.”
—Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (658)
“Oh! thou clear spirit of clear fire, whom on these seas I as Persian once did worship, till in the sacramental act so burned by thee, that to this hour I bear the scar; I now know thee, thou clear spirit, and I now know that thy right worship is defiance. To neither love nor reverence wilt thou be kind; and een for hate thou canst but kill; and all are killed. No fearless fool now fronts thee.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)