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    First of all, I'd like to say that the EB team did an exceedingly awesome job with all of the factions and I enjoyed testing out each and every single one. I can also tell you that this mod broadened my knowledge of the Classical Period (to the point that I consider myself an expert among my peers ) , but this mod also inspired a new found love of Persians.

    No no, I'm not wooing Iranian women exclusively, but rather an admiration of their culture and history. Most of my prior knowledge of Persia was of their failed attempts of Greek subjugation and Leonidas and all that jazz, but now I'm realizing the wealth of culture and history that the Achaemenids cultivated.

    I try to humbly recreate the Persian Empire with the Pontics, Hai, and Parthians, but I always seem to get bored when I reach more than 20 provinces and the micromanaging reaches colossal proportions. Any other Persophiles around here?
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    I'm more into the Sassanids personally, but my Persophilia is great too.
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    Even though im not an expert, i like persian culture and i love those factions but specially Phalava.
    The only problem i got with this factions is the enormous amount of phalanx based armies your gonna fight., sometime between 230-210 bc it gets kinda boring, but not much.



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    I regard myself as a Parsophile as well, I love the Achaemenid and Parthian periods, as well as the post-Islamic government of Persia. It's a remarkable culture, and yet so unfamiliar to the west.
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    I've always found the Persian culture very interesting, however not much of my best field, I always like to learn about it. I am currently reading Barbarians by Terry Jones and I am considering to read Ancient Persia by Josef Wiesehofer next. The Seleukid occupation is also a great point of interest for me.

    I also made kinda a Great Pont-Persian Empire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluvius Camillus View Post
    I've always found the Persian culture very interesting, however not much of my best field, I always like to learn about it. I am currently reading Barbarians by Terry Jones and I am considering to read Ancient Persia by Josef Wiesehofer next. The Seleukid occupation is also a great point of interest for me.
    The book by Wieseh÷fer is a really good read. Though he is awfully short on the Seleukid period there. Next semester I'll hopefully be attending one of his lectures

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    ThePersianCataphract beats you all ;)
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    @Macilrille

    With a name like that, I can only imagine. :P

    @Fluvius

    Awesome empire! I don't play Pontos that much because they're too reliant on phalanxes and they're more Hellen than Persian, but I always like custom battling with them on a rainy day.
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    I think if he was active, he would be happy to see others love Persia.

    I am no Perseophilos, but it is an old, rich and proud culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albath View Post
    @Macilrille

    With a name like that, I can only imagine. :P

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    Awesome empire! I don't play Pontos that much because they're too reliant on phalanxes and they're more Hellen than Persian, but I always like custom battling with them on a rainy day.


    Well only the Pahalav are ethnicaly close to Persians.

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    I don't consider myself a personphile, but seriously, Cataphracts = win.

    that, and it's a rich culture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibrahim View Post
    I don't consider myself a personphile, but seriously, Cataphracts = win.

    that, and it's a rich culture.
    Yeah.... but mostly Cataphracts = win. No more needs to be said :) Once you field the Grinpavar, it's love at first sight...

    But on a more serious note, the Persian civilization is definetly one of the richest and most important of all cultures that evolved in this world... To bad many people don't know it, since this day Iran isn't really in a good light in the western world...
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    I've always had a great respect for the various cultures of the middle east, especially the Persian empire and its various successors.
    I have a pair of really good books about the early days of the Persian and Parthian empires. The second one of those covered the Seleucids' attempts (and failure) at destroying Parthia rather well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zradha Pahlavan View Post
    I've always had a great respect for the various cultures of the middle east, especially the Persian empire and its various successors.
    I have a pair of really good books about the early days of the Persian and Parthian empires. The second one of those covered the Seleucids' attempts (and failure) at destroying Parthia rather well.
    Hmm tell me more, which books?

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    I think this is it.
    (click me)
    I never realized just how old this thing was.
    The Fifth Oriental Monarchy is the one about Persia, as you may have guessed.
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    I have the pleasure to teach English to many Iranian students. They are always polite and intelligent with great charisma.
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    I liked their gardens. ^_^

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