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These will not be hindered from accomplishing at their best speed the distance which they have to go, either by snow, or rain, or heat, or by the darkness of night. Herodotus (c.484-c.420 BC) Greek historian The Persian Wars , 8.98 [tr. Rawlinson (1942)] Of the Persian messengers. The U.S. Postal ...2 days ago
Above is a lecture from Jeremy McInerney of the University of Pennsylvania on the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC) in which, famously, a small group of Greek warriors led by Leonidas’ 300 Spartans, resisted for three days a vastly superior force of invading Persians, dying heroically to the last. It’s a seminal ...2 weeks ago
Unsolved Mysteries In The World — Authority: 122
Scythians were magnificent warriors. They were embodiment of horror. Nobody dared to fight against them. They were quite barbaric in their treatment of the enemy. They used to behead their enemy and often skinned them alive. Even this was not enough to quench their blood thirst. Scythians indulged in the most brutal ...2 weeks ago
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