Babylonians


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Babylonians

Rulers of a succession of kingdoms and empires in Mesopotamia. Noted for culture and architectural splendor.
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The King of Persia also very often reduces the Medes and Babylonians when they assume upon their former power: [1284b] and this is a principle which all governments whatsoever keep in their eye; even those which are best administered, as well as those which are not, do it; these for the sake of private utility, the others for the public good.
They will build as the Egyptians and the Babylonians never dreamed of building; and when the oligarchs have passed away, their great roads and their wonder cities will remain for the brotherhood of labor to tread upon and dwell within.
Emblazonings, as of crowned Babylonian kings and queens, reigned over everything.
This inexplicable incident, this reversal of my previous experience, seemed, like the Babylonian finger on the wall, to be spelling out the letters of my judgment; and I began to reflect more seriously than ever before on the issues and possibilities of my double existence.
Dantes was a man of great simplicity of thought, and without education; he could not, therefore, in the solitude of his dungeon, traverse in mental vision the history of the ages, bring to life the nations that had perished, and rebuild the ancient cities so vast and stupendous in the light of the imagination, and that pass before the eye glowing with celestial colors in Martin's Babylonian pictures.
There is a green fringe of palm and prickly pear round the black mouth of the well; but nothing of the upper masonry remains except two bulky and battered stones standing like the pillars of a gateway of nowhere, in which some of the more transcendental archaeologists, in certain moods at moonrise or sunset, think they can trace the faint lines of figures or features of more than Babylonian monstrosity; while the more rationalistic archaeologists, in the more rational hours of daylight, see nothing but two shapeless rocks.
The particular millionaire who owned the freehold of Wickham Place, and desired to erect Babylonian flats upon it--what right had he to stir so large a portion of the quivering jelly?
Time, continuity, and change: How ancient Babylonians contributed to the rise of Western civilization (such as setting up the first legal code).
Possibly they are Babylonians who are persecuting the Jewish exiles in their midst.
The exhibit, ``From Baghdad to America,'' reflects much of Batou's thoughts of his homeland, which he left in 1989, from when Babylonians and Assyrians ruled the empires, to the appearance of Christianity and Islam and the destruction left by wars, both ancient and contemporary.
The Babylonians is a well balanced, clearly written and welcome introduction to the geography, history, sociology, economy, religion and daily life.
Well, the Egyptians, Greeks, and Babylonians certainly did.