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About Romantic Visionary

I have a passionate interest in history, philosophy, literature, art, ethics and mythology.

Pleasure and Leisure in Ancient Persia

What were the main leisure activities of the Persian Upper Class?   “Pleasures, too, of all sorts they are quick to indulge in . . .” (Herodotus, Histories, 1.135) Greek historians enthusiastically claim ancient Persians were forever feasting, drinking, playing games, hunting, and … Continue reading

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