Tag: Darius

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47 – Alexander the Great

“Seek another kingdom, my son, that may be worthy of your abilities – for Macedonia is too small for you!” -Philip II to Alexander, upon watching the boy tame the wild horse Bucephalus The first of our two-parter on Alexander the Great! Mark it well, because we’re almost at the end of our long study of the ancient Greeks! Featuring…

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46 – Philip II

“Personally I am surprised that none of you, Athenians, is distressed and angry to find that at the beginning of the war our aim was to punish Philip, but at the end it is to escape injury at his hands. But surely it is obvious that he will not stop, unless someone stops him. And is that what we are…

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37 – Athens

“Such power I gave the people as might do, abridged not what they had now lavished new, Those that were great in wealth and high in place My counsel likewise kept from all disgrace Before them both I held my shield of might, and let not either touch the other’s right.” The Life of Solon – Plutarch     Music…

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31 – Prophets and Kings

As the holy one I recognized thee, Ahura Mazda, when Good Thought came to me and asked: “Who art thou? To whom dost thou belong? By what signs wilt thou appoint the days for questioning about thy possessions and thyself?” I said to him: “To the first question, Zarathustra am I, a true foe to the Liar, to the utmost…