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    Cyrus The Great

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    people of the injustices of the current governing system, by turning his back on these principles, he eventually turned into a demagogue. Willie also violated the principle he held for so long of drinking alcohol, in order to soothe his consciousness from both the injustices he was exposed to and those he was committing. Cyrus also fell victim of the practices he once deemed as “soft”. Towards the end of his rule as king of Persia, he is described to be overly vain of his appearances. As a child, Cyrus would speak lowly of the Medes and their necessity of wearing elegant robes and having an abundance of food and objects. As an adult, Cyrus swore to never fall to the softness of the Medes, but he requires a selection of food and sauces to accompany him during his expeditions. During the beginning of his rule, Cyrus was benevolent and just to all, sharing what goods he had with his allies. Towards the end of his rule, not only did embrace the softness of the Medes but also in this aspect became a tyrant when he demands that the Persian people publically mourn his wife for a period of six…

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    However, there were already other settlements in the area that had had more time to develop their empires, like the Medes, who incorporated the Persians, and the rising Assyrians. Both the Persians and the Medes fell to the power of the Assyrians in 1000 B.C. However, with the help of the Medes, the Babylonians, and the Scythians, the Persians overthrew the Assyrian government in 609 B.C. After some years in 550 B.C., Cyrus the Great started a revolt against the Medes due to their bad ability…

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    Hatshepsut Thesis

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    of a revolt under the reign of the Egyptian Pharaoh Psammetichus I. Ashurbanipal was a popular king who ruled his citizens fairly but was marked for his cruelty toward those whom he defeated the best known example being a relief depicting the defeated king with a dog chain through his jaw, being forced to live in a kennel after capture. Nebuchadnezzer:King Nebuchadnezzar II 634-562 was the greatest king of ancient Babylon, succeeding his father, Nabopolassar. King Nabopolassar had defeated the…

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    Here is a brief description of some research I have already conducted. Cyrus The Great, son of Cambyses, was the king of Persia who according to Herodotus came to power in 559 BC and conquered the Medes 9 years later. He created the largest Empire known to the ancient life. He is known to be the greatest person and ruler in the history who has changed the world. The Jews had been living in captivity ever since Nebuchadnezzar took over Jerusalem and destroyed their temples, after Cyrus The…

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    Persepolis Essay

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    accessible to Babylon, Ecbatana and the eastern parts of the empire. Identify three Royal Palaces in this period Susa, Pasargadae and Persepolis Who or what was Bel Marduk? Bel Marduk was the principal Babylonian God at the time of the conquest of Babylon by Cyrus the Great. Bel Marduk is honored in Babylon for bringing order to the cosmos, creating humankind and defending all other Gods against a usurper. What is meant by ‘Immortals’? The immortals were an elite force of Persian…

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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…

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    Neo Assyrianan Empires

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    Beginning around 1200 BCE new bigger states built on the achievements of earlier societies. Around this time Afro-Eurasia became overwhelmed with drought which caused people to migrate from older communities to the new and recent empires such as the Neo-Assyrian, Persian, and the Zhou. Technological changes allowed communities to structure themselves, especially the communities devastated by the drought. Pack Camels, seaworthy vessels and iron tools for cultivation facilitated the rise of these…

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    “Cyrus’ genius at government was his appreciation of the linguistic, religious, and human rights of all his subjects” (Farrokh p. 44), a lot of writers seemed to have thought Cyrus was a great leader, even Greek writers like Herodotus. Cyrus came up with a human rights charter, which is called “The Cyrus Cylinder,” and this is “regarded as the first human rights charter in history” (Farrokh p. 44). Before entering this course, I had a general concept of who Cyrus the Great was, but I had no idea…

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    Cyrus The Great Respect

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    The person that I chose was Cyrus the Great, also known as Cyrus II. The main thing that Cyrus the Great is well known for is conquering Hellenes and becoming the founder of one of the greatest empires in the world, Persia. Most of the people of who he ruled, appreciated him highly, as did he respect the people. One of the tasks that Cyrus is most famous for is actually freeing the Jewish people. The Jew’s were grateful for him since he had freed them and then let them return back to their…

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    Cyrus The Great Hyperbole

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    There have been many people whose names, when referenced, are commonly accompanied by the phrase, “The Great”. Although it has been proven throughout history that many people are not shy of hyperbole, there is one historical figure whose greatness is not exaggerated. This man’s name was Cyrus the Great. As his title suggests, Cyrus the Great was highly regarded by his subjects, as well as people born years after his passing. “Father” to the Iranians, and “Liberator” to the Babylonians, Cyrus…

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