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The World of Achaemenid Hellas Chapter 3:Xshahyam or Basileia

The third chapter shines its lens upon kingship, not only specific kings but the foundation of kingdoms, and ideas of kingship in different cultures.

Meaning of the Chapter Title

Xshahyam is my transliteration of the Old Persian word xšaçam, meaning 'kingdoms'. Basileia is likewise for Ancient Greek βασιλεία, meaning 'kingdom', but it should actually be Basileias because it was intended to be plural. However, I cannot edit the earlier posts in Chapter 3, so it's now grandfathered in!


timelines/woah_chapter_3.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/15 11:21 by Daeres