Re: Persia 30: Pericles and the Amarna Revival

Dear Chas,

You wrote;

"In Periclean Athens, there was a particular interest in the history of Akhet-aten (Amarna), which was dramatized by Sophocles in his Oedipus plays, and also by Euripides in the “Phoenician Women” (literally, “Women of the Purple”) and “Seven Against Thebes” (that is, Seven Against the Thebes of Egypt”)."

I hope you know that in the Byzantine Empire and the history we seem to know of them, that those born into the "purple" were, reportedly born within the Royal porpory (IE. "purple") birthing room?