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    pleased. Such a drastic drain in wealth, first with his march against Greece, and then his fixation on building projects, could only cause the start of the decline of the Achaemenid Empire. Xerxes certainly had enemies after all he had done, including the commander of the royal body guard named Artabanos. He too blamed Xerxes for the decline of the empire, and so desired that Xerxes’ son, Artaxerxes, take his place as king. It is sometimes thought that this was simply just strategy to dissect the empire’s power further so Artabanos himself could reign, though there are many varied opinions about what specifically happened once the empire went into decline. It was only a matter of time before Xerxes was murdered in his bedchamber by Artabanos and an eunuch, Aspamitres in 465 B.C. Artabanos was influential, and managed to blame his murder on Darius, Xerxes’s oldest son. It was enough to turn blood against blood, and Artaxerxes had Darius killed. However, it wasn’t long before it was uncovered that Artabanos was the actual murderer. Artaxerxes then rightfully executed him and his sons, before claiming the throne for the next forty years. Even though Persia fell under new rule, it was too late to save the decline of the empire. Xerxes lived to be the last leader who brought fame to the flourishing Achaemenid Empire, something that would always be…

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    Achaemenid Empire Essay

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    The Achaemenid Empire extended all the way from Egypt to western Asia and from the Northern India to Central Asia. The empires formation began around 550 B.C. and that dominated most of eastern Anatolia and Iran, it was overthrown by a southern ruler, Cyrus II the king of Persia. This began an upset to a balance to the power in the Near East. In western Anatolia there were people called the Lydians that were under the reign of King Croesus used the advantage that the downfall of Media gave them…

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    The Persian Wars between the Greeks and the Persians of the Achaemenid Empire at the beginning of the fifth century BC. They are triggered by the revolt of the Asian Greek cities against the Persian domination, the intervention of Athens in their favor causing retaliation. The two military expeditions of the Achaemenid sovereigns Darius I and Xerxes I constitute the main military episodes of this conflict; they are concluded by the spectacular victory of the European Greek cities led by Athens…

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    The ruins at Pasargadae reveal the architectural grandeur of an ancient Persian civilization. Pasargadae is said to have been the first great multicultural empire in all of Western Asia spanning from the Balkans and Eastern Europe in the west, to the Indus valley in the east. Its multicultural richness is reflected in its diverse architecture. The remains of a “Tall-e Takht” (fortified terrace), an audience hall, and the capital’s palaces can be seen throughout this once ornate but now…

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    Essay On Cyrus The Great

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    Cyrus the Great was born in 580 BC and lived until the year of 529 BC. He was the first Achaemenid Emperor; he was the founder of Persia one of the largest empires of that time. He created this empire by uniting the two original Iranian tribes – the Medes and the Persians. Even though he was known as a great conquer he was mainly known for his tolerance and magnanimous attitude towards those whom he had conquered. He was one of the first to use not only Persian governors to control the places…

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    Persepolis Essay

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    facilitating imperial trade and provided flexibility in the exchange of goods throughout the empire. Barter or material exchange still existed and was not replaced by monetary exchange. However, the use of money brought all people and places within the empire into a type of unified economy with a standardized medium of exchange. Communication was also an important feature of the economy as it was essential to get messages across the vast empire and distanced satrapies. The Persepolis tablets…

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    language. Achaemenid empire is the first Persian Empire. They go as far as athens, egypt & libya. The origin of the Persians people trace to the Ancient Iranian people, who were part of the ancient indo Iranians. The origin of the empire people can be show the the leadership they consisted. A people called the Medes controlled the land that connects east and west asia. Small persian kingdoms were in this land.Around 550 b.c Cyrus the Great, a Persian king, took control of these lands from the…

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    Cyrus Leadership

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    on Cyrus the Great, it can be seen that he was a strategic minded person and at times employed various strategies and “changed strategic balance” during battles which was an effective feature of his leadership during his reign. This strategy was useful in both military and political situations and was useful in enabling him to establish and expand the Achaemenid dynasty of the Persian Empire, which lasted over two centuries, as successfully as he did. It is said in the Nabonidus Chronicle that…

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    The Persian Wars Summary

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    Much of what we know about the Persians and their writings comes from an outsider writing about them. A true historian, Herodotus, whose famous book “The Persian Wars” talks about Persians a lot. The Persian Achaemenid dynasty was founded in 539 BCE by King Cyrus the Great. Cyrus took his nomadic warriors and conquered most of Mesopotamia, including The Babylonians. His son, Darius the First, extended Persian control east to the Indus Valley, west to Egypt, and north to Anatolia. The…

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    Alexander and the Greatness of his Conquest After the great Peloponnesian wars, the kingdom of Macedonia had been strengthening to become a force to overcome the Greek city states. Macedonia was under the control of King Philip II. Philip now reigned over all of Greece. He requited the Greeks to join his empire and his plan to take over and invade the Persian Empire. Before King Philip could begin his invasion of Asia, he was assassinated. Referring to the information provided by Harrap,…

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