The Flower that once has blown, forever dies. by Omar Khayyam
Omar Khayyam Bio– The Persian astronomer, mathematician, and poet Omar Khayyam (1048-ca. 1132) made important contributions to mathematics, but his chief claim to fame, at least in the last 100 years, has been as the author of a collection of quatrains, the “Rubaiyat.” Omar Khayyam was born in Nishapur in May 1048. His father, Ibrahim, may have been a tent-maker (Khayyam means tentmaker). Omar obtained a thorough education in philosophy and mathematics, and at an early age he attained great fame in the latter field. The Seljuk sultan Jalal-al-Din Malik Shah invited him to collaborate in devising a new calendar, the Jalali or Maliki. Omar spent much of his life teaching philosophy and mathematics, and legends ascribe to him some proficiency in medicine. He died in Nishapur.
The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: Illustrated Collector’s Edition
The Rubáiyát is one of the most popular poems of all time. A collection of quatrains composed in the eleventh century by Persian poet and philosopher Omar Khayyám, it was first published in English-language translation by Edward Fitzgerald in 1859.
Movie about Omar Khayyam
Cornel Wilde plays Omar Khayyam, the legendary Persian soldier, mathematician, astronomer, poet, and one of history’s most famous military strategists. Using his knowledge of chemistry, geology, and ancient Greek warfare devices, Khayyam crushes a monstrous conspiracy against the Shah and the Empire by setting loose the forces of nature in a spectacular highlight of the film.