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Ancient Persia


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"There is no nation which so readily adopts foreign customs as the Persians. Thus, they have taken the dress of the Medes, considering it superior to their own; and in war they wear the Egyptian breastplate. As soon as they hear of any luxury, they instantly make it their own."
From: Herodotus, _Histories_440 BCE.
If Herodotus’ description of the Persians was correct, it would have contributed most directly to which of the following?
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