Persia

Definitions

  • The Great Eastern and the Persia
    The Great Eastern and the Persia
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Persia a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
    • n Persia an empire in southern Asia created by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Prince of Persia Carries Away the Princess of Bengal The Prince of Persia Carries Away the Princess of Bengal

Usage

In literature:

As Persia fell, By softness sapped, so Rome.
"Legends of the Saxon Saints" by Aubrey de Vere
The Shah of Persia is the happy-unhappy man.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
Still farther to the south, in Persia, the Turks and Russians also battled.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
We have lately heard some interesting details of the numbers of the Jews in the places north-east of Persia.
"Journal of a Residence at Bagdad" by Anthony Groves
The sacred books of Persia also have to be turned outside in before they furnish the historian with an account he can accept.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
Persia freed from the Afghans by Nadir Kuli, Shah of Persia.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
Some writers speak of bitter conflicts in Persia, India, Greece and elsewhere.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II
Hippias wandered about for some time, and ended by going to the court of the king of Persia.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
It was not Pausanias alone who wanted to be king under the supremacy of Persia.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
The disease now began to spread over a wider extent than hitherto, invading China on the east and Persia on the west.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Persia was in imminent peril, and sent envoys to China begging for aid.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
It might be part of Turkey, or Persia, or India.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
You are a man of worth; but what tidings do you bring from Persia?
"A Christian But a Roman" by Mór Jókai
That is the hero Belisarius, who is off for the wars in Persia!
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
The empress was surrounded in the royal palace by a splendor which rivalled that of Persia.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
Persecution in Persia 41 347.
"Sketches of Church History" by James Craigie Robertson
Is a native of Arabia, Persia, and the central parts of Asia and Africa.
"Domestic Animals" by Richard L. Allen
He had been a great traveller and knew Persia well; he had also been in Parliament, and one of his sons was in the siege of Mafeking.
"Adventures and Enthusiasms" by E. V. Lucas
Its home is in the Taurus and the Himalayas, whence it has spread into Persia.
"Wayside and Woodland Trees" by Edward Step
Egypt, Syria, Persia, Azores, A.
"An Australian Bird Book" by John Albert Leach
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In poetry:

For there the "Grecian madman" met
Darius, Persia's king:
That prince sustained a foul defeat:
The Greeks of victory sing.
"Enigma XXVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Persia, Syria, Egypt, Athens,
Proud Byzantium, Carthage, Spain,--
In their mournful desolation
Hear the old sea's sad refrain:--
"Discouragement" by John Lawson Stoddard
Nor was the Marigold remiss,
But told how in her crown of gold
She sat, like Persia's king of old,
High o'er the shores of Salamis;
"The Meetings Of The Flowers" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
I see the site of the old empire of
Assyria, and that of Persia, and
that of India;
I see the falling of the Ganges over the high rim of Saukara.
"Salut Au Monde" by Walt Whitman
"And whilst" his friend replied in state alone
"Lord of the earth Darius fills the throne,
"Be yours the mighty power of Wine to sing,
"My lute shall sound the praise of Persia's King."
"The Triumph Of Woman" by Robert Southey
Frowning over the riddle that Daniel told,
Down through the mist hung garden, below a feeble sun,
The King of Persia walked: oh, the chilling cold!
His mind was webbed with a grey shroud vapour-spun.
"Nebuchadnezzar's Fall" by Robert Graves

In news:

The premiere of Prince Of Persia .
Celebs Attend The Premiere of Prince Of Persia Sir Ben Kingsley and Daniela Lavender.
Jake in Prince of Persia .
Screen shots and review of the new videogame, 'Prince of Persia ,' which is based on the upcoming blockbuster starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Disney pushes ' Persia ' to 2010.
Darioush Khaledi adds Persia to that list.
The 29-year-old Prince of Persia actor debuted a fuller, bushier beard at the New Yorker Festival on Saturday in NYC.
Domestic and court customs of Persia.
'Sex and the City 2,' 'Prince of Persia' to do battle at box office.
Jake Gyllenhaal plays the title role in the video-game inspired adventure 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'.
Ancient route to Persia, India inspires concert theme.
The production of fragrances dates back more than 2,500 years in Persia.
From ancient Persia to the mills of Scotland, this little twisted teardrop pattern has quite a story to tell.
Nell Nolan's Social Scene: History and high times at Prophets of Persia Ball.
Lara Croft, the Prince of Persia and Resident Evil's zombies had better watch out.
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