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  Xerxes I
Xerxes I, was a Persian king (reigned 485 - 465 BC) of the Achaemenid dynasty.
After his accession in October 485 BC he suppressed the revolt in Egypt which had broken out in 486 BC, appointed his brother Achaemenes[?] as henchman (or khshathrapavan, satrap) bringing Egypt under a very strict rule.
This probably was the reason why Xerxes in 484 BC abolished the Kingdom of Babel[?] and took away the golden statue of Bel (Marduk, Merodach), the hands of which the legitimate king of Babel had to seize on the first day of each year, and killed the priest who tried to hinder him.
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 Syracuse - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Its democratic government was suppressed by Gelon, tyrant of Gela, who took possession of the city in 485 BC Under his rule, marked by a great victory (480 BC) over Carthage at Himera, Syracuse took the lead among the Greek cities of Sicily.
The period from Dionysius the Elder to 212 BC was brilliant in terms of culture.
The mathematician and physicist Archimedes, born (287 BC) in Syracuse, directed the defense of the city against the Romans and was killed during the sack of the city.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-SyracuIt.html   (625 words)

 Cassius - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 493 BC he negotiated a treaty establishing equal military assistance between Rome and the Latin cities.
He and Antony, as tribunes in 49 BC, vetoed the attempts of the senate to deprive Julius Caesar of his army.
He fought as a quaestor under Marcus Licinius Crassus (see under Crassus, family) at Carrhae in 53 BC and saved what was left of the army after the battle.
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 World History Timeline
485 BC Protagoras of Abdera (485-415) is born.
October 1, 331 BC Alexander's 35,000 troops fight Darius's 200,000 in the battle of Gaugamela.
Summer 326 BC At the Hyphasis river, Alexander's army refuses to march further into India and he is forced to turn back.
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 9th Century BC ­ 330 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
9th Century BC ­ 330 BC 9th Century BC - The Medes migrate to the Zagros mountains, in present-day northern Iran.
547- 540- BC Cyrus II defeats Lydia and Bablyon, extending his empire from Iranian plateau in the east to the Mediterranean in the West.
522-485 BC Reign of Darius I. Darius divides empire into 20 satraps or provinces, institutes reforms in taxation with a common currency and a standing army.
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 History of Greece
In 519 BC Darius I ascended the throne of the expanding empire of Persia.
Darius died in 485 BC before his plans for another attempt reached fruition, so it was left to his son Xerxes to fulfill his father’s ambition of conquering Greece.
In 416 BC the Sicilian city of Segesta asked Athens to intervene in a squabble it was having with Selinus, an ally of Syracuse.
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 Dusharm, Dream of Persia - Darius I,The Great king of Persia (522-486 bc)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 522 bc, on the death of King Cambyses II, a group of Magian priests tried to give the throne to one of their number, the usurper Gaumata; he pretended to be Smerdis (died about 523 bc), the murdered brother of Cambyses II.
Two years later, a strong Persian force under the joint command of Artaphernes (flourished 5th century bc), a nephew of Darius, and the Mede commander Datis (flourished 5th century bc) invaded Greece from the north but was defeated at Marathon.
From 499 to 493 BC he engaged in crushing a revolt of the Ionian Greeks living under Persian rule in Asia, and then launched a punitive campaign against the European Greeks for supporting the rebels.
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The "Achaemenids" ended Babylonian rule when Cyprus, founder of the Persian Empire, captured Babylon in 539-38 BC and Phoenicia and its neighbors passed into Persian hands.
Cambyses (529 - 522 BC), Cyprus’s son and successor, continued his father's policy of conquest and in 529 BC became suzerain of Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt.
But when the Phoenicians were overburdened with heavy tributes imposed by the successors of Darius I (521-485 BC), revolts and rebellions resumed in the Lebanese coastal cities.
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 480s BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
October, 485 BC - Xerxes I succeeds Darius as King of Persia.
480 BC - Battle of Himera - The Carthaginians under Hamilcar are defeated by the Greeks of Sicily, led by Gelon of Syracuse.
484 BC - Achaeus of Eretria, a Greek tragedian, was born in the town of Eretria in the island of Euboea.
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 CalendarHome.com - 5th century BC - Calendar Encyclopedia
The 5th and 6th centuries BC are a period of philosophical brilliance among advanced civilizations.
Darius I, King of Persia (reigned 521 - 485 BC).
Socrates of Athens, philosopher (470 - 399 BC).
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 Siracusa, Sicily  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
In 485 BC Gelon, tyrant of Gela, made himself master of Syracuse, which then became the seat of his government.
Hostilities with the city of Segesta led in 415 BC to the great two-year struggle with Athens in which the Syracusans, with Spartan aid, annihilated the invading Athenians and contributed decisively to the final Spartan victory (404 BC) in the Peloponnesian War.
After 263 BC Hiero was a faithful ally of Rome against the Carthaginians, but upon his death in 215 BC the pro-Carthaginian party seized control of the city.
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 Persepolis & Pasargad
The work was continued by his successors Xerxes (485-465 BC) and to a lesser extent by Artaxerxes, and indeed the work was only interrupted by Alexander the Great’s destruction of it in 330 BC, so its ultimate grand concept was probably never fully realized.
From let to right are depicted: Shapur I mounted on his charger with is heir Hormizd I in the background; Shapur’s investiture; the investiture of Sahpur’s father Ardeshir I with royal family in the background; and Kartir, the high priest and Zoroastrian fundamentalist, under the reigns of several Sassanian kings.
Pasargad (or Pasargadae) was the first Achaemenian capital, founded by Cyrus the Great (559-30 B.C.) after his victory over Astyages, his grandfather and overlord in 549 B.C. It was replaced during the reign of Darius I (521-485 B.C.) by Susa, sometimes described as the “working capital”, and Persepolis.
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850 BC: (9th century BC date in question) Homer writes the Iliad and the Odyssey.
480: BC Second Persian invasion of Greece, Spartans are defeated at Thermopylae, Athens is occupied by the Persians.
443 - 429 BC: Pericles is leader of Athens during the Golden Age.
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 ARCL2001: Lecture 11
Just before the Persian sack of Athens (480 BC) the sculpted male freestanding figure witnessed a radical development: the symmetricality and frontality of the standing male was brought to an end by the shift of the figure's weight onto one leg, accompanied by a corresponding rise in the hip positioned over the flexed leg.
This style is also sometimes known as the "Severe" style, due to the serious facial expression of the figures and a move away from ornate surface treatment of hair and draperies to concentrate on form and movement.
Made of an alloy of copper and tin, bronze statues were kept polished and shiny: lips, and sometimes also eyebrows and nipples, were often inlaid with copper or silver, and the eyes were inset with glass paste and stones.
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 485 BC
Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC
Decades: 530s BC 520s BC 510s BC 500s BC 490s BC - 480s BC - 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC
October - Xerxes I succeeded to the Persian throne.
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 ARCL2001: Lecture 2
The absolute chronological framework for the material culture of Athens in the sixth and fifth centuries BC is fixed by only a handful of monuments and artefacts.
Kore from the east pediment of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, 510-500 BC.
The Marmor Parium records for 477/6 BC that statues of the tyrant slayers Harmodios and Aristogeiton were set up at Athens.
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 Persian Empire 2 - Crystalinks
Alexander was born in Macedon, a province of ancient Greece, in 356 B.C. He seemed destined at a young age for power.
Persia's weakness was exposed to the Greeks in 401 BC, when the Satrap of Sardis hired ten thousand Greek mercenaries to help secure his claim to the imperial throne.
They declared their independence from the Seleucids in 238 BC, but their attempts to expand into Persia were thwarted until c.
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His life was frequently affected by the political instability of the time, and around 540 BC, when the Persians attacked the Greek coastal towns of Asia Minor and began to overrun Ionia, he fled with many other Teians to Thrace, where they founded the town of Abdera.
There, Anacreon made his name as a poet, and was invited by Polycrates of Samos (reigned 533-22 BC) to his court to teach his son poetry and music.
Again, a political change altered his life again when, in 514 BC Hipparchus was assassinated, and although Anacreon may have remained in Athens for a period, it seems more likely that he fled to Thessaly, where he wrote two pieces on behalf of the Thessalian king Echecratidas and his queen.
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 Darius the Great
Executive summary: King of Persia, 521-486 BC Darius I, usually called Darius the Great, the son of Hystaspes.
The principal source for his history is his own inscriptions, especially the great inscription of Behistun, in which he relates how he gained the crown and put down the rebellions.
In the next year Darius died, probably in October 485, after a reign of thirty-six years.
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The 485 Field Models are available with either a Pistol Grip, or a.....485..
...jumper JP3 in the 485 position the driver is enabled when the RTS handshaking line is.....disassert RTS in order to disable the RS-485 driver.
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 Biographies: Xerxes :: 0 A.D. :: Wildfire Games
Xerxes (Old Persian — Khshayarsha) was the oldest son of Darius the Great (522 BC485 BC) and Atossa, daughter of Cyrus the Great (559 BC — 530 BC), born in 519 BC.
Darius the Great had died in the midst of his great preparations for war on Greece and the rebellion in Egypt (beginning of 485 BC).
Xerxes, called by many modern scholars “the Great”, was assassinated by one of his ministers, Artabanus, in 465 BC, and was succeeded by his oldest son, Artaxerxes.
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 Room XX
"Bilingual" Attic kylix by Oltos, 520 BC circa, cat.
Attic red-figure kylix by Duris, circa 490-480 BC, cat.
Attic red-figure Stamnos by the Painter of Kleophrades, circa 485-480 BC, cat.
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 Euripides - Penguin Classics Authors - Penguin Classics
Euripides, the youngest of the three great Athenian playwrights, was born around 485 BC of a family of good standing.
He first competed in the dramatic festivals in 455 BC, coming only third; his record of success in the tragic competitions is lower than that of either Aeschylus or Sophocles.
There is a tradition that he was unpopular, even a recluse; we are told that he composed poetry in a cave by the sea, near Salamis.
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 The Skeptical Review Online - Author Farrell Till
Tobit 1:1-2 This is the story of Tobit son of Tobiel, son of Hananiel, son of Aduel, son of Gabael, son of Raphael, son of Raguel, of the family Asiel, of the tribe of Naphtali.
In a time when there were no libraries or internet for a writer to use in researching his subject, writers had to depend on tradition and legends, so historical mistakes were not uncommon in their accounts of events in the distant past.
We have already noticed, for example, that the second-century BC author of the apocryphal book Baruch thought that Nebuchadnezzar was Belshazzar's father.
www.theskepticalreview.com /JFTDanielSonofAhash.html   (6717 words)

 Demareteion Dekadrachms
n this paper, I intend to examine the coinage issued from Gelon's relocation to Syracuse from Gela in 485 bc, to the tumultuous years following the death of Hieron I in 466 bc, with particular emphasis on the chronology and significance of the dekadrachms attributed to the Demareteion Master.
A critical examination of literary sources and recent scholarship, including hoard evidence and die studies, suggests that a reappraisal of their dating and purpose is needed.
Their devices are similar to those of their larger counterparts, although their dates of issue cover a much wider period and therefore reflect a broader view of the evolution of Greek numismatic art.
www.writer2001.com /fick.htm   (1733 words)

 Neferchichi's Tomb at neferchichi.com
Predynastic Period (5200 BC to 3100 BC): First settlers of the Nile Valley hunt and fish, later switch to farming.
First Intermediate Period (2181 BC to 2133 BC): The government crumbles and civil war breaks out as several rival kingdoms fight for control of Egypt.
Below is a list of the pharaohs of Egypt, including the time span of their reign (when known).
www.neferchichi.com /pharaohs.html   (741 words)

 Virtual History of Sicily
3000 BC Siculi, Sicani and Elymni arrive in Sicily from the Italian penninsula, North Africa and Asia Minor
735 BC Chalcidians of Euboea begin Greek settlement of Sicily by establishing the city of Naxos on the eastern coast
-301 BC Carthage, allied with the Siculi and Phoenician cities of Sicily, commences a century of debilitating and indecisive wars with Syracuse
www.boglewood.com /sicily   (468 words)

 Leading statesmen of the Roman Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
485 BC Fabius Vibulanus I - (Fabii family held the consulship for this entire term)
70 BC Licinius Crassus I - Consul, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus I - Consul
The dictator (Latin for "one who dictates (orders)") or magister populi ("master of the peoples"), was an extraordinary magistrate (magistratus extraordinarius) whose function was to perform extraordinary tasks exceeding the authority of any of the ordinary magistrates.
www.unrv.com /government/roman-leaders.php   (266 words)

 Eleusis - Pathways to Ancient Myth
The Ninnion tablet (reproduction), the only known representation of people performing the rites of the Mysteries.
Fleeing maiden from a pediment (circa 485 BC)
Statue of Demeter by Agorakritos, student of Pheidias (420 BC)
www.calvin.edu /academic/clas/pathways/eleusis/emus2.htm   (46 words)

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