Cyrus did not have to "attack" Babylon. Babylon surrendered without a fight. The citizens welcomed Cyrus as the "liberator". Griffith could have picked any number of periods when Babylon was attacked and sacked, but he chose the wrong one because he relied on the Bible.
This sweeping, highly literate historical epic covers the Allies' mideastern campaign during World War I as seen through the eyes of the enigmatic T. E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole, in the role that made him a star).…Read More