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Vaad Arba Aracot - Jewish Parliament in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

Posted November 28th, 2015 at 11:42 AM by antonina

This will be about :

Council of Four Lands (Waad Arba Aracot) 1580 1764

Jewish parliament of Lithuania (Waad Medinat Lita) 1623-1764

Few people know that for nearly two hundred years Jews of Poland and Lithuania had their own democratically elected national assembly. It was a unique phenomenon -as far as Im aware no similar body existed in any other European country.

The position of Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was...
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FAQs About Iran

Posted November 23rd, 2015 at 06:30 PM by Damavand

I have come across many people who ask common questions about Iran and its history. I'll try to address some of them bellow:


[B]- Is it Persia or Iran?[/B]

Iranians themselves have always called their nation "Iran" or a variant of it. In the Avestan language it was "Airyana Vaejah" and in Middle Persian "Iranviz", both meaning "the area/expanse of the Aryans"....
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Posted November 19th, 2015 at 10:12 AM by Iphigeneia

My sweet beloved, long have we been separated
Our songs kept us alive through the ages, undyingly pure
Let us hope that the willful gods shall bring us together,
like leaves swept away in a storm

Sweet Alkaios, how you charmed my heart,
embracing your beloved Sappho in the sweet-smelling garden
My young heart ripened and is ready to be picked,
as you looked into my eyes, you melted my soul
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More iga references

Posted November 16th, 2015 at 07:19 PM by Piccolo
Updated November 28th, 2015 at 04:02 PM by Piccolo

This isn't bad; and although I've seen it before I'm not sure why I haven't referenced it earlier.



Omar Khayyam was a notable Persian scholar; in the fields of math, astronomy, and philosophy.

Here is also an essay by Will Durant:
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Early form of the Athenian Constitution

Posted November 16th, 2015 at 03:37 PM by Josephus
Updated November 20th, 2015 at 07:22 AM by Josephus

Here I will be keeping and continually updating notes on the early form of the Athenian Constitution.

At first, the Athenian Constitution was heavily biased in favour of oligarchs. This is not to say that all rich families had an equal share or opportunity to participate in the government of Athens, but a few, well established and wealthy families had a disproportionately larger involvement in and application of the law and the governing of Athens. The
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