Darius I of Persia

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    Long ago, around 550 BCE(GeaCron) what would become the biggest empire was born. This empire had many rulers, like any empire, but the first ruler’s tactics of ruling were oddly similar. From Cyrus, the “great king of persia”, to Xerxes, the feared ruler of Persia you can see lots of similarities and differences between these ruler’s tactics. One example of how the Persian ruler’s tactics were similar were between the first ruler, Cyrus, and one of the later rulers, Darius. When it comes to Cyrus, he made sure that people loved him, but make them know to stay on his good side. Cyrus showed many acts of love when he conquered new lands. When adding new land to Persia, Cyrus would come into other’s land wearing clothes from their culture, show…

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    successfully overthrew the Medes and started the very first Persian Empire. Through knowledge he gained from working for the Medes, Cyrus was able to persuade the Lydian and the Babylonian empires to join Persia. Within 11 years, Cyrus had all of the Fertile Crescent and and a significant amount of land from Asia Minor. Cyrus’s was able to do this in just 11 years due to his unique way of governing. This unique way was where he left the people he conquered to do what they originally did before…

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    C.E to 486 B.C.E Darius continued the trend of victory within the empire, winning countless battles and conquering many nations. Because Darius’ success was so grand, he commissioned a monument to be made in his honor. (Behistun Inscription p.30) Workers carved the inscription in western Iran and provided it in Elamite, the language of chancellery in Persia, along with a few of the languages from the nations he conquered. Accompanying the inscription was a 2D sculpture depicting a scene of…

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    Ancient Persia is a historical region in south East Asia, now days associated with modern day Iran. The ancient empire of Persia was founded by Cyrus the great in 550 BCE, and fell in around 330 BCE. The Persian Empire fell after being defeated by Alexander the great, due to the king (Xerxes) being weak and cruel. Darius the great was a mighty king who made huge commitments and contributions to improve the civilisation of Persia. Darius I was the king of Persia between 522 BCE to 480 BCE, taking…

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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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    The Persians Play

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    The play that I selected was The Persians by Aeschylus translated by George Theodoridis copyright in 2009 with the rights reserved by Bacchicstage. The characters in this play include Xeres, who was the King of Persia at the time and is presented in the play as a dejected king who was responsible for the downfall of Persia because of his young rash decisions to go to war with the Greeks. When described by the ghost of his father, Darius, he is presented as a young king who would do anything to…

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    First, he started with diplomacy by sending envoys to Greek-city states seeking “water and earth” - which acted as tokens of submission to Persian rule. Many city-states submitted, but the two major powers, Athens and Sparta, threw the envoys down a hole in response. This created an anti-Persian alliance between Sparta and Athens ending a period of conflict between the two cities. In 490 B.C.E., Darius sent an army led by Datis the Mede and Artaphernes the Younger across the Aegean Sea to…

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    Edin Palmar ENC1102 (TR 8:25-9:40am) Prof. Minchener 7 April 2015 The Reign of Xerxes I and the Greco-Persian Wars Xerxes I was born in 519 BC to King Darius and Queen Atossa of the Persia Empire, the strongest and most feared empire in all the land at that point. Due to the Persian kings always being greatly involved in the wars, the king was to appoint an heir to succeed him in case he dies in battle. Questions immediately arose about who would be the next king of the Persia. Two candidates,…

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    Xerxes was born in 519 B.C. to Darius I the Persian king and Atossa. “When Darius ascended to the Persian throne, he took a number of the previous king's wives as his property. One of them was Atossa, daughter of Cyrus I” (abc-clio). Atossa wanted her son, Xerxes, to become king. To get her son to be king she enlisted the help of Greek exile Demaratus to convince the king that his elder sons, that he had before he became king, were not his children. That the had a different father. This seemed…

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    Persepolis Essay

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    This wealth was put into the royal treasury which became important for financial administration and storage of wealth. Darius followed Lydian tradition and minted coins gold coins “darics” and silver coins “sigloi”, stamped with insignia. He also introduced a new weight, the “karsha”, in the shape of a pyramidion. The standardization of weights and measures and the introduction of coinage was effective in facilitating imperial trade and provided flexibility in the exchange of goods throughout…

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