Darius I of Persia

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  • Second Temple Essay

    The rebuilding of the Jews Second Temple inspired by God through Zerubbabel, Ezra and Nehemiah during the Persian period (as a consequence of the destruction of the First Temple by the Babylonian empire), starting in 537 B.C. finishing with his destruction in A.D. 70; marked the beginning of Israel return after 70 years of exile to Jerusalem. Meanwhile, a few years before, the Israelites wandered through the wilderness for 40 years after being free from 400 years of slavery by God. He instructed Moises “the leader” to build a Tabernacle for Him to serve as a house of worship in order to dwell among them. The Tabernacle itself ends up being a clear prefigure of Jesus Christ and man 's contact with God. As a remembrance, Jesus said: “I am the…

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  • Persepolis Essay

    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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  • Herodotus: The Values Of Darius And Xerxess

    In his work, The Histories, the Greek historian Herodotus gives an account of Darius and Xerxes, who were two members of the Achaemenidai family, and ruled as Kings during the Greco-Persian Wars. Persian kingship was different from earlier Greek kingship. I believe, however, that if we examine the virtues that Darius and Xerxes had, we could see they shared similar values than the Greeks. In this essay, I will argue that Herodotus does indeed provide us with a narrative that indicates that…

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  • Cyrus The Great Empire: The First Persian Empire

    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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  • The Persian Ruler's Tactics

    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…

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  • Balcer's Behistun Inscription Analysis

    produces a fictional narrative”, which is problematic as these historical events are corroborated by the Cyrus Cylinder (539 BCE), the Nabonidus Chronicle (ca. 540 BCE), Mursili 's Ten-Year Annals (ca. 1295 BCE), the Tang-i Var Inscription (ca. 706 BCE), Sennachrib 's Siege of Jerusalem…

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  • Greek Influence On Persian Civilizations

    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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  • Greece: The Threat Of The Persian Empire

    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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  • The Pharaoh Who Conquered The Sea Analysis

    to flourish and expand. The pharaoh Ahmose I, the founder of the Eighteenth Dynasty, successfully drove out the Hyksos from Lower Egypt and re-established Egyptian rule over Nubia and Canaan, subject territories who had previously rebelled. Consequently, even though he had a brief reign, through his successful military campaigns he made the Egyptian Empire reach from Sudan to the South, across Syria to the North and Iraq to the East. Through Ahmose I policy, the foundations were laid under which…

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  • Alexander The Great: Does He Deserve His Title?

    Alexander the Great was a great conqueror. He united the greek city states and took over the Egyptians. Then he moved on and took over the large Persian empire. Even with all of these accomplishments, people argue over if he deserve the title “great”? I think that he does. I think that Alexander the Great deserves his title because he conquered vast empires and then managed to keep them together for his life time. One of the first accomplishments of Alexander was uniting the greeks. He had to…

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