Articles for tag: Herodotus, Leonidas, Persians, Thermopylae, Xerxes

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Persian Wars: The Battle of Thermopylae

Almost 2500 years ago, an army of 300 elite warriors defied a tyrant with an army of legions and achieved what they considered to be the highest honor they could attain in this life. They died glorious deaths on the battlefield. The legend of their unshakable courage in the face of overwhelming odds has been ...

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Sparta and the Persian War

To say that the Persian War – particularly the Battle of Thermopylae – is the single most defining moment in the history of Sparta would not be too far-fetched. Certainly, the decisive battle against the Persians in this mountain pass was not the only achievement of Sparta. However, it was in this particular instant that ...

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What You Need to Know About Ragdoll Cats

Ragdolls are one of the largest domestic cat breeds in the world, where the males can often tip the scales at a whopping 25 pounds. Imagine that landing directly on your lap. They are a distinctly American breed, developed in the early 1960’s, in Riverside, California. The breed was developed by one woman, Ann Baker, ...

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Cleaning Your Exotic Persian Cat

So you are thinking about binging a Persian into your home, or maybe you have already made that decision and you are looking for tips on how to care for him. If you have never had a Persian before you will learn that a few preventative measures really help in the long run. Let’s begin ...

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10 Interesting Facts About Exotic Shorthair Cat Breed

When is a Persian cat not a Persian cat? When it is an Exotic Short hair. This breed is my absolute favorite feline breed. Ten interesting facts about the Exotic Short hair breed #1) Exotics came to be when American Shorthair breeders wanted to branch out with their cats’ markings and coloring. An American shorthair ...

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Blackhead Persian Sheep: Breed Characteristics

One of the more unusual and endearing breeds of sheep is the Blackhead Persian. Depending upon where you live, they are also called Swartkoppersie, Somali Blackhead or the Somalis Brazileria. Many people may mistake this sheep for a goat, because it does not grow wool. It grows hair instead. Origins The Blackhead Persian never would ...

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Ancient Greek and Persian Identity

The city-states of Greece and the Persian Empire were the same politically in that they both wanted to be the greatest in the world. They were different in that Persia had one Emperor and an aristocracy ruling over all of the Persian Empire, while each city-state of Greece was independently maintained. Greece and Persia were ...

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Persian Cats as Pets: On Owning Persians

Are you considering owning a Persian cat as a pet? Who can resist those cute, flat faces, those bulging eyes, and fluffy hair? Long-haired cats like Persians are beautiful and look like a live art piece a walking around your home. As with any purebred animal you want to adopt, you need to fully research ...

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The Flip-side of Grooming Your Longhaired Cat

I must admit I am not a professional groomer. I don’t know a lot about the details of grooming and when people call us at the clinic wanting their longhaired cat to “just have a trim” I tell them “Ma’am, we only have two sizes of clipper blades. Short and shorter!” Besides, we are a ...

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King Leonidas I of Ancient Sparta

King Leonidas I, whose name meant “lion-like,” was king of Sparta between 488BC and 480BC. He is best known to history as the commander of the Spartan army at the Battle of Thermopylae during the Persian Wars. The story of his sacrifice has been an inspiration to generations and was recently brought to the big ...