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Hittite Languages - The Hurrian Name of Tudhaliya IV

Posted May 19th, 2018 at 08:11 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
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Hittite reliefs of Tudhaliya IV in the sanctuary discovered at Yazilikaya, this one depicts the king embraced by the god Sharruma

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This relief shows Tudhaliya IV with his ceremonial Hurrian name written in Hurrian glyphs "Hishmi-Sharruma"...
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Primary Source: Ammianus Marcellinus on the Huns

Posted January 19th, 2017 at 11:26 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
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The document on the Huns is from Ammianus Marcellinus’ book called Res Gestae. Ammianus Marcellinus wrote his work during the late 300s of the Common Era as a history of the Roman Empire from the reign of the Emperor Nerva until the end of Emperor Valens’ reign; a period spanning from 96 to 378 AD. The historical context of Ammianus’ document lies in his writing a history of the Roman Empire. Ammianus started his...
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The Early Career of Marcus Antonius

Posted May 22nd, 2016 at 10:46 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
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Little is truly known about this man Mark Antony other than that which Augustus and the Roman Empire wanted to be known. Indeed he is more a painful memory in the back of the Empire’s mind, the amphora which Augustus sought to break apart when he needed to redecorate his legacy. For centuries he remained a phantom which...
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Shapur and the First Sassanid-Roman war

Posted May 22nd, 2016 at 10:42 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
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Ardashir I (180-242), King of Kings and founder of the Sassanid Empire (Shahanshah Eran ud Aneran in Middle Persian). He and his father Papak son of Sassan, took control of the province of Persis. Upon the death of his father he clashed with his brother Shapur who died mysteriously soon after, the Sassanid house seemed...
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The Greco-Macedonian Cleopatra VII Philopator

Posted May 22nd, 2016 at 01:27 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
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Cleopatra as depicted in National Geographic

Cleopatra probably looked something like this picture, with hair probably Black, Brown or Auburn and eyes being coloured Brown or dark Blue, as was common in the Balkans and Anatolia since ancient times. She could have even had a lighter skin tone due to the very fair skinned Sogdians and Macedonians and the possibility that some...
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