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Darius I "the Great" (549-486 BCE) was a king of Persia who ruled for 35 years, from September 522 BCE to October 486 BCE. He was the third Achaemenian king and was considered by many to be “the greatest of the Achaemenian kings.” During his reign, Darius completed the work of his predecessors, and not only did he “hold together... [continue reading]
published on 28 April 2011
Darius III was the last king of the Achaemenid Empire of Persia from 336 BCE to 330 BCE. It was under his rule that the Persian Empire was conquered during the Wars of Alexander the Great. Artaxerxes III of Persia and all of his sons except one, Arses, were killed off through the assassination plots of a vizier named Bagoas, who installed Arses... [continue reading]