Persians or Persian people may refer to:

  • Inhabitants of Persia
  • Persian people, an Iranian ethnic group native to the Middle East and Central Asia
  • Persian (cat), a longhaired cat breed
  • The Persians, a play by Aeschylus
  • Persian (pastry), a doughnut-like pastry

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Serpent Column - In Ancient Writers - Thucydides and Demosthenes
... and the subsequent ease with which he punished the Theban leaders for their support of the Persians, Pausanias ordered a dedication on the column ascribing victory to ... He was in negotiation with the Persians and the Helots of Sparta to stage a rebellion, and set himself up as Tyrant, with Persian support ... chief of the Greek forces at Plataea, was on the point of treason and going over to the Persians, citing the affair of the Serpentine column as a ...
... Samos, but was deprived of his tyranny by Aristagoras, when the Ionians revolted from the Persians in 500 BC ... He then fled to the Persians, and induced the Samians to abandon the other Ionians in the sea-fight between the Persians and Ionians ... defeated, he was restored to the tyranny of Samos by the Persians in 494 BC ...
Anastasian War - Aftermath
... their lack of a major base in the immediate vicinity of the frontier, a role filled for the Persians by Nisibis (which until its secession in 363 had served the ... of the Roman defenses, and also a lasting source of controversy with the Persians, who complained that its construction violated the treaty agreed in 422, by which both empires ... The Persians were in any case unable to stop the work, and the walls were completed by 507/508 ...
Sparta In Popular Culture - Television
... to defend the pass of Thermopylae from the invading Persian army ... of the story, Xena herself is up against 300 Persian soldiers, and not 300 Spartans against thousands of Persians ... Garrison goes to a "girl bar" which is being bought out by Persians ...
Byzantium Under The Heraclians - Heraclius - Endgame
... His objective was clear to destroy the Persians' army and march to Ctesiphon, doing what no Roman Emperor had done in nearly three-hundred years (since the days of Julian the ... It was known to Heraclius that a Persian force was close and an ambush was always a possibility ... Meanwhile, Rhahzadh, the new Persian commander, was also not keen to face Heraclius until his army was ready for a pitched battle ...

Famous quotes containing the word persians:

    The Persians are called the French of the East; we will call the Arabs Oriental Italians. A gifted noble people; a people of wild strong feelings, and of iron restraint over these: the characteristic of noblemindedness, of genius.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)