I've been wrapping up the study on the ancient Persian Empire. "Persia 40" is now posted below "Persia 39". Scroll down the forum main page until you find it. There will be couple of more segments, one on pharoah Ptolemy and another comparing the persecution of Alexander's heirs with that of the so-called Desposyni, "the heirs of Christ". Finally, there will be a table that summarizes the parallels between the Julio-Claudian/Herodian dynasty and the Persian/Macedonian dynasty that they deliberately mirrored.
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