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89: Wars for the West History of Persia

With Greece and Cyprus once again at peace, it was time for the Persian Empire to pursue its war against Egypt once again. A new pharaoh takes the throne. Iphikrates attempts to reinvent the Greek soldier. Datames is on the rise. Artaxerxes is ascendant, and the King's Peace is left in the hand of his new Greek vassals.Patreon | Support Page | STORETwitter | Facebook | InstagramSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
  1. 89: Wars for the West
  2. 88: Peace At Last
  3. 87: The Third Invasion
  4. Announcement: New Year's News (and Persepolis Payments)
  5. Bonus 32 Teaser

89: Wars for the West

A statue of Pharaoh Nakhtneb via Wikimedia

With Greece and Cyprus again at peace, it was time for the Persian Empire to pursue its war against Egypt once more. A new pharaoh takes the throne. Iphikrates attempts to reinvent the Greek soldier. Datames is on the rise. Artaxerxes is ascendant, and the King’s Peace is left in the hands of his new Greek vassals.
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88: Peace At Last

A gold stater minted by Evagoras, depicting Herakles via Wikimedia Commons

In 386 BCE, The Greco-Persian Wars finally came to an end when Artaxerxes II settled the Corinthian War by forcing the Greeks to accept The Kings Peace. For Persia, that was just the tip of the iceberg. With Greece settled, the western Satraps turned their attention to Cyprus, bringing King Evagoras of Salamis to heal in preparation for the long awaited invasion of Egypt.
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87: The Third Invasion

Rebuilding the walls of Athens as ordered by Satrap Pharnabazus – Earnest Dudley Heath, 1915

In 393 BCE, a Persian army landed in Greece and captured territory, marking the most successful invasion of Greek territory in a century. From there, the Aegean erupted into a quagmire of competing allegiances and revolts.
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Announcement: New Year’s News (and Persepolis Payments)

An unexpected announcement episode to explain some of the changes that come with a new hosting platform, and how Persepolis’ workforce may or may not have been paid in silver coinage.
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86: Old Enemies, New Friends

Agesilaus meets with Pharnabazus, Edmund Ollier 1882

The Spartan Invasion of Anatolia continues. The incompetent Thibron was replaced first by Derkylidas, then by the Spartan King Agesilaus himself. Agesilaus’ successes led to the final downfall of Tissaphernes, only to be completely undone with the arrival of Persia’s newest ally: Athens.
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84: The 10,000 (aka Armenia III)

The 10,000 see the Black Sea for the first time, The Return of the Ten Thousand under Xenophon by Herman Vogel, 19th Century

The long awaited march of the 10,000 Greek mercenaries from Cyrus the Younger’s forces back toward Greece has begun.
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2022 Mehregan Holiday Special!

An Achaemenid-inspired Mehregan table from the Netherlands via Wikimedia Commons

Jashn-e Mehregan mubarak everyone! This year’s roving holiday special is all about the traditional Feast of Mithra and the yazata it honors. Grab some sharbat, maybe a bowl of pistachios, and settle in for festivities ancient and modern with a healthy side of all of Mithra’s awesome and badass jobs in the cosmos.
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83: Routine Maintenance

The golden tablet of Arsames’ inscription (AsH) found in Hamadan via Wikimedia

We follow the Spartan general, Clearchus, as he was taken into captivity in Babylon before following the royal court off to the building projects and border disputes of Artaxerxes II’s empire.
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The Alexander Standard -Listen Now!
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