Symbols, Iran and the US

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

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Whateverrepparttar truth, Darius turned out to be second only to Cyrus as ‘Great King, King of Kings,’ and even more than Cyrus,repparttar 142865 architect ofrepparttar 142866 Persian Empire. Despite his chance choice, Darius hadrepparttar 142867 royal blood of Achaemenes in his veins, for he descended from a collateral branch ofrepparttar 142868 family. Darius ruled for thirty-five years, at first putting down rivals (he fought nineteen battles atrepparttar 142869 rate of nearly a battle a month, and defeated nine upstart kinglets), then givingrepparttar 142870 empirerepparttar 142871 institutions that Cyrus had been too busy to devise. He had to keeprepparttar 142872 subject populations contented enough not to revolt (forrepparttar 142873 conquered masses greatly outnumberedrepparttar 142874 ruling Persians), but disciplined enough to pay heavy taxes to supportrepparttar 142875 court andrepparttar 142876 armies.” (2)

He established a secret spy network not unlike his far later relative and recent King,repparttar 142877 Shah of Iran; but he also established a reliable postal service not unlikerepparttar 142878 Pony Express that Herodotus was inspired to writerepparttar 142879 words now used asrepparttar 142880 motto ofrepparttar 142881 US Postal Service. We have all heard it and wondered perhaps, why we are not toldrepparttar 142882 origin bespeaks great things in other cultures.

“… Sir Roger Stevens to write, in The Land ofrepparttar 142883 Great Sophy: ‘There can be no proper understanding of what underlies modern Iran unless we recognizerepparttar 142884 significance of this triumph of legend over history, or art over reality, this preference for embellishment as against unvarnished fact, for ancient folk beliefs as against new-fangled creeds.’” (3)

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Researching The Pros And Cons Of Online Degree Education

Written by Amba Dubois

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While enrolled, a student typically takes just one class at a time for a five to six week period. This allowsrepparttar student to concentrate solely on that material before moving on torepparttar 142781 next module of information. The price of an online degree education program is comparable to that of a regular college degree. Plus, many students are eligible for financing inrepparttar 142782 way of a student loan. Sometimes employer education programs can even reimburse a student's tuition fees. The main disadvantage is that some employers prefer that their employees have degrees from traditional colleges. Withrepparttar 142783 advent of new technology, however, these views are rapidly changing. Soon, online degree education will be as accepted, if not more accepted, than traditional degree education.

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