Babylon - n.
1. A city or place of great luxury, sensuality, and often vice and corruption.
2. A place of captivity or exile.
3. A city devoted to materialism and sensual pleasure.
Babylonians were known for the establishment of a currency and focused much of their effort on hedonistic ventures. But unlike many civilizations of their time, they spoke a single language. And it was the power of this single language that enabled its members to develop remarkable structures such as the hanging gardens of Babylon, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.
But Babylon's lingual unity also was its demise, according to Hebrew accounts in the Bible. In their arrogance, the Babylonians ...