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  Cyrus Charter of Human Rights - First Charter of Right of Nations - Cyrus Cylinder of he Rights of Nations, First ...
Cyrus had no thought of forcing conquered people into a single mould, and had the wisdom to leave unchanged the institution of each kingdom he attached to the Persian Crown.
Cyrus the Great is the founding father of Persia and the mighty Persian Empire.
For his acts of kindness, Cyrus the Great is immortalized in the Bible in several passages and called "the anointed of the Lord".
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  The Father and Liberator; Cyrus the Great - (CAIS)
However, according to Herodotus, Cyrus was killed near the Aral Sea in July or August 529BCE during a campaign to protect the north­eastern borders of his empire from incursions by the Massagetae.
Cyrus the Great is famed as a triumphant conqueror, a superb warrior, and the founder of the greatest empire the world has ever seen.
Cyrus was also eulogized by many other writers and his actual or legendary exploits were used as moral instruction or as a source of inspiration for political philosophies.
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  CYRUS THE GREAT
When Cyrus became ruler (558 bc) of the Persian district of Anshan, the district was subject to the Medes; in 593 bc he led a rebellion against the Medes that resulted in the capture of King Astyages (r.
Thereafter Cyrus called himself king of Persia and ruled a territory extending from the Halys River in Asia Minor, eastern border of Lydia, to the Babylonian Empire on the south and east.
Cyrus died while leading an expedition against the eastern tribe, the Massagetae, and was succeeded by his son, who became Cambyses II.
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  Cyrus the Great. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: )
B.C., king of Persia, founder of the greatness of the Achaemenids and of the Persian Empire.
Cyrus was much admired by the Jews, whom he favored, placing them in power in Palestine.
Cyrus was admired as a liberator rather than a conqueror, because he respected the customs and religions of each part of his vast empire.
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  Cyrus the Great - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cyrus was the son of a Persian king named Cambyses I and a Mede princess from the Achaemenid Dynasty, which ruled the kingdom of Anshan, in what is now southwestern Iran.
Cyrus had two sons: Cambyses and Smerdis, as well as several daughters, of whom Atossa is significant, as she later married Darius the Great and was mother of Xerxes I of Persia.
Cyrus' conquests began a new era in the age of empire building where a vast superstate, comprising many dozens of countries, races, and languages, were ruled under a single administration headed by a central government in Persia.
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 Cyrus the Great - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cyrus is the first king whose name was suffixed with the word "Great" (or Vazraka in Old Persian, Bozorg in modern Persian), a title adopted by his Acheamenid successors as well as by Alexander the Great who overthrew the Achaemenid dynasty two centuries later.
Cyrus had two sons: Cambyses and Smerdis, as well as several daughters, of whom Atossa is significant since she married Darius the Great and was mother of Xerxes I of Persia.
According to Herodotus, Cyrus met his death in a battle with the Massagetae -- a tribe from the southern deserts of Kharesm and Kizilhoum in the southernmost portion of the steppe region.
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 Sohail Forouzan-sepehr's Website: Cyrus the Great
Cyrus, the son of a Persian noble and a Mede princess, was from the Achaemenid Dynasty, which ruled the kingdom of Anshan, in what is now southwestern Iran.
Cyrus had two sons: Cambyses and Smerdis, as well as several daughters, of whom Atossa is significant since she married Darius I of Persia and was mother of Xerxes I of Persia.
Cyrus' spectacular conquests continued the age of empire building, established by his predecessors, the Babylonians and Assyrians, and carried out by his successors, including the Greeks and Romans.
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Cyrus the Great is remembered as the founder of the Persian Empire and as a wise ruler.
Before Cyrus was born Astyages was told by an oracle that the son of his daughter would rule all of Media.
Cyrus the Great, also knows as Cyrus II and Cyrus the Elder, began his march to greatness by conquering the king who cast him out, Astyages.
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 Cyrus the Great (King) -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cyrus was the founder of the Achaemenid empire, one of the greatest of the ancient kingdoms, centered on Persia.
According to legend Cyrus was the son of prince Cambyses and the daughter of King Astyages.
Cyrus was the king of Babylon who freed the Jews to return to their homeland, and he is remembered as a tolerant and wise king.
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 Cyrus The Great - Home
Zol-qarnain in the Quran is Cyrus the Great
According to the historian Herodotus (i.46), Cyrus was the son of Cambyses I. He came to the Persian throne in 559 B.C. Nine years later he conquered the Medes, thus unifying the kingdoms of the Medes and the Persians.
Cyrus the Great (600?-530 bc), king of Persia (550-530 bc).
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 History of Iran: Cyrus The Great
Cyrus had no thought of forcing conquered people into a single mould, and had the wisdom to leave unchanged the institution of each kingdom he attached to the Persian Crown.
A new wind was blowing from the east, carrying away the cries and humility of defeated and murdered victims, extinguishing the fires of sacked cities, and liberating nations from slavery.
Cyrus was upright, a great leader of men, generous and benelovent.
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 Who was Cyrus the Great?
Cyrus was king of the Persians, who, as the southern branch of this Aryan nation, had long been ruled by kings of their own, subordinate to the superior kings of Media.
Cyrus himself boasts that he is the descendant of several kings tracing back to the Persian chieftain Achaemenes, the legendary founder of his race, who had been nursed in childhood by an eagle, which became the symbol of the royal race of Persia.
Cyrus is said to have overthrown the Lydians in the final battle by placing camels in front of his own troops, with the result that the strange smell so terrified the horses of the Lydian cavalry that their ranks were scattered in confusion.
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 The House of Ice: Cyrus the Great
Cyrus the Great was the founder of the Persian Empire.
Cyrus was of noble blood and descended from a line of local chiefs who were vassals of the king of Medes.
Cyrus was succeeded by his son, Cambyses II, who went on to defeat the Massagetae, recover his father's body, and bury it at Pasargadae, the old Persian capital.
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 From Xenophon
When Cyrus conquered Babylon, he was cheered by the Hebrews for freeing them from their captivity and allowing more than 40,000 Jews to leave Babylon and return to the Promised Land.
Though Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) is sometimes considered to be a greater military tactician, he indulged in excesses that would have made Cyrus the Great blanch.
When Cyrus strays from the path of virtue and reason, he is overcome by a sense of remorse and he quickly reverses his course.
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 The Baldwin Project: Cyrus the Great by Jacob Abbott
Cyrus was, however, the first of the princes whom it held up conspicuously to the admiration of the world and he rode so gracefully and gallantly on the lofty crest that mankind have given him the credit of raising and sustaining the magnificent billow on which he was borne.
He was inspired, when very young, with a great zeal and ardor for the attainment of knowledge; and as he advanced toward maturity, he began to be ambitious of making new discoveries, with a view of communicating to his countrymen, in these great public assemblies, what he should thus acquire.
Cyrus was a very young man, [29] but he was a man of a very energetic and accomplished character, and of unbounded ambition.
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 Cyrus the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although he was known to be a great conqueror, who at one point controlled one of the greatest Empires ever seen, he is best remembered for his unprecedented tolerance and magnanimous attitude towards those he defeated.
Cyrus had no thought of forcing conquered people into a single mould, and had the wisdom to leave unchanged the institution of each kingdom he attached to the Persian Crown.
Cyrus was upright, a great leader of men, generous and benelovent.
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 Iransaga - Cyrus the Great, The Phenomenon
Cyrus (Kourosh in Persian; Kouros in Greek) is regarded as one of the most outstanding figures in history.
As an administrator Cyrus' insight was great, and he showed himself both intelligent and reasonable, and thereby made his rule easier than that of his previous conquerors.
Cyrus the Great, came to power after deposing the Median king Astyages in 550 BC.
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 Cyrus The Great By Masoud Marvasti
Cyrus the Great was the founder of the Archaemenian dynasty and the Persian Empire.
Cyrus was the grandson of Astyages, king of the Medes.
The study of Cyrus the Great and establishment of his ethical Persian empire some 2500 years ago is a good indication that in our time the concept of world order based on ethics, ethical state, peace and harmony among nations are not an impossible goal and illusion.
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 Cyrus the Great Summary
Cyrus was the son of a Persian king named Cambyses I and a Mede princess from the Achaemenid Dynasty, which ruled the kingdom of Anshan, in what is now southwestern Iran.
Cyrus had two sons: Cambyses and Smerdis, as well as several daughters, of whom Atossa is significant, as she later married Darius the Great and was mother of Xerxes I of Persia.
Cyrus' conquests began a new era in the age of empire building where a vast superstate, comprising many dozens of countries, races, and languages, were ruled under a single administration headed by a central government in Persia.
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 Cyrus The Great
Cyrus the Great, also known as Cyrus the Elder, was the founder of the Archaemenian dynasty and the Persian Empire.
Cyrus the Great’s ambition was remarkably equaled to his extraordinary empire.
Cyrus the Great was titled "Great" not only because of the victories on the battlefield, but also those that exceeded to conquer the people through his mercifulness and benevolence.
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 Cyrus 2 the Great
Cyrus was undoubtedly a clever ruler and a great military leader.
Cyrus gave the different lands of the empire status as provinces, called satrapies.
Cyrus is often ranked as the first great king of Persia, and the one turned his inheritance, the kingdom of Anshan (corresponding to southwestern Iran), through his great conquests, into an empire.
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 Persians, Cyrus The Great
At my deeds Marduk, the great Lord, rejoiced, and to me, Cyrus, the king who worshipped, and to Cambyses, my son, the offspring of my loins, and to all my troops, he graciously gave his blessing, and in good spirit is before him we/glorified/exceedingly his high divinity....
Cyrus was born between 590 and 580 BC, either in Media or, more probably, in Persis, the modern Fars province of Iran.
The story of the childhood of Cyrus, as told by Herodotus with echoes in Xenophon, may be called a Cyrus legend since it obviously follows a pattern of folk beliefs about the almost superhuman qualities of the founder of a dynasty.
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 Iransaga - Cyrus the Great, The Phenomenon
Cyrus (Kourosh in Persian; Kouros in Greek) is regarded as one of the most outstanding figures in history.
As an administrator Cyrus' insight was great, and he showed himself both intelligent and reasonable, and thereby made his rule easier than that of his previous conquerors.
Cyrus the Great, came to power after deposing the Median king Astyages in 550 BC.
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 Cyrus the Great at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Inscriptions indicate that when the later died, two of his sons shared the throne as Cyrus I of Anshan and Ariaramnes of Persia.
Ctesias reports that Cyrus met his death in the year 529,while warring against tribes northeast of the headwaters of the Tigris.
The tomb northeast of Persepolis, which has been claimed as that of Cyrus, is evidently not his, as its location does not fit the reports.
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 Persians, Cyrus The Great
At my deeds Marduk, the great Lord, rejoiced, and to me, Cyrus, the king who worshipped, and to Cambyses, my son, the offspring of my loins, and to all my troops, he graciously gave his blessing, and in good spirit is before him we/glorified/exceedingly his high divinity....
Cyrus was born between 590 and 580 BC, either in Media or, more probably, in Persis, the modern Fars province of Iran.
The story of the childhood of Cyrus, as told by Herodotus with echoes in Xenophon, may be called a Cyrus legend since it obviously follows a pattern of folk beliefs about the almost superhuman qualities of the founder of a dynasty.
history-world.org /cyrusIII.htm   (520 words)

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