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 Darius I of Persia Summary
Thus Darius subjugated the wild nations of the Pontic and Armenian mountains, and extended the Persian dominion to the Caucasus; for the same reasons he fought against the Saka and other Iranian steppe tribes, as well as the mysterious Turanians from beyond the Oxus.
Darius is also remembered for his Behistun Inscription which was chiselled into the rock face near the town of Behistun.
Darius also continued the process of religious tolerance to his subjects, which had been important parts of the reigns of Cyrus and Cambyses.
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  Persian Empire, Persopolis - Crystalinks
Darius (Greek form Dareios) is a classicized form of the Old Persian Daraya-Vohumanah, Darayavahush or Darayavaush, which was the name of three kings of the Achaemenid Dynasty of Persia: Darius I (the Great), ruled 522-486 BCE, Darius II (Ochos), ruled 423-405/4 BCE, and Darius III (Kodomannos), ruled 336-330 BCE.
Darius was the greatest of all the Persian kings.
Darius had left to his son the task of punishing the Greeks for their interference in the Ionian rebellion and the victory of Marathon.
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  Darius I of Persia
Darius with only a small army of Persians and Medes and some trustworthy generals overcame all difficulties, and in 520 and 519 all the rebellions were put down (Babylon rebelled twice, Susiana even three times), and the authority of Darius was established throughout the empire.
Thus Darius subjugated the wild nations of the Pontic and Armenian mountains, and extended the Persian dominion to the Caucasus; for the same reasons he fought against the Sacae and other Turanian tribes.
The details given by Herodotus (according to him Darius had reached the Volga!) are quite fantastical; and the account which Darius himself had given on a tablet, which was added to his great inscription in Behistun[?], is destroyed with the exception of a few words.
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  Science Fair Projects - Darius I of Persia
Darius belonged to a cadet branch of the Achaemeid dynasty.
Thus Darius subjugated the wild nations of the Pontic and Armenian mountains, and extended the Persian dominion to the Caucasus; for the same reasons he fought against the Saka and other Iranian steppe tribes, as well as the mysterious Turanians from beyond the Oxus.
The details given by Herodotus (according to him Darius had reached the Volga!) are quite fantastic; and the account which Darius himself had given on a tablet, which was added to his great inscription in Behistun, is destroyed with the exception of a few words.
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 Biography of Darius I of Persia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
that Darius and his allies left the question as to which of them should become king to the decision of their horses, and that Darius won the crown by a trick of his groom.
Darius belonged to a younger branch of the royal family of the Achaemenidae.
Darius with only a small army of Persians and Medes and some trustworthy generals overcame all difficulties, and in 520 and 519 all the rebellions were put down (Babylon rebelled twice, Susiana even three times), and the authority of Darius was established throughout the empire.
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  Darius I of Persia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Darius belonged to a younger branch of the royal family of the Achaemenidae.When, after the suicide of Cambyses II (March 521), the usurper Gaumata ruled undisturbed over the whole empire under the name of Bardiya (Smerdis), son of Cyrus, and no one dared to gainsay him.
Darius with only a small army ofPersians and Medes and some trustworthy generals overcame all difficulties, and in 520 and 519 all the rebellions were put down(Babylon rebelled twice, Susiana even three times), and the authority of Darius wasestablished throughout the empire.
The details given by Herodotus (according to him Darius had reached the Volga !)are quite fantastical; and the account which Darius himself had given on a tablet, which was added to his great inscription in Behistun, is destroyed with the exception of a few words.
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 Darius: Christian Resource Centre (Bermuda)!
Another explanation, plausible enough, is that Darius is another name for Cyaxares II, the son of Astyages, who according to the Greek writer Xenophon was Cyrus’; uncle and father-in-law, and whom Cyrus might have retained temporarily as a figurehead king to please the Medes.
Darius was evidently recognised as a ruler in Babylon by courtesy of Cyrus, while it was Cyrus who actually held the power (see Is 45:1).
Darius the Persian (Neh 12:22) is probably Darius II (424/23–405/04 b.c.), the son and successor of Artaxerxes I. The various lists of ecclesiastical officers given in the book of Nehemiah seem to have their terminal point in his reign.
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 Darius: People of the Bible
Darius is the name of several kings of Media and Persia.
DARIUS, the son of HYSTASPES the founder of the Perso-Arian dynasty.
DARIUS THE PERSIAN (Nehemiah 12:22) may be identified with Darius II.
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 Dynasties - Timeline Index
He founded Persia by uniting the two original Iranian Tribes- the Medes and the Persians.
Darius I: king of ancient Persia, whose reign lasted from 522 to 486.
The last Persian Great King of the Achaemenid dynasty - Darius III Codomannus - is remembered in history as the premier enemy who was beaten by Alexander.
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 Darius I,The Great king of Persia (522-486 bc)
Darius (Greek form Dareios) is a classicized form of the Old Persian Darayaohumanah, Darayavahush or Darayavaush, which was the name of three kings of the Achaemenid Dynasty of Persia: Darius I (the Great), ruled 522-486 BCE, Darius II (Ochos), ruled 423-405/4 BCE, and Darius III (Kodomannos), ruled 336-330 BCE.
Darius, a member of the Achemenides family, raised to the throne of the kingdom of Persia by taking part, in 522, in a plot to assassinate Smerdis, who had assumed the kingship that same year at the death of his brother Cambyses on his way back from Egypt.
Darius the Great is seated on his throne in his reception chamber while an audience of delegates from provinces around his mighty empire approaches him to bring him tribute.
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 Cyrus and Darius, Instruments of God
Persia dominated the land beginning with Cyrus the Great in 539 BC and kept expanding its territories.
Persia and Medes were coalitions, keeping peace by the royal marriage of Astyages (585-550BC) and a Lydian princess.
Persia was the perfect empire to expose divine will because of His intervention in using both Cyrus and Darius to help the children of Israel continue God's plan toward the resurrection of Christ "in the fullness of time".
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 Persians, Darius As Administrator
Although Darius consolidated and added to the conquests of his predecessors, it was as an administrator that he made his greatest contribution to Persian history.
In the opinion of some authorities, the religious beliefs of Darius himself, as reflected in his inscriptions, show the influence of the teachings of Zoroaster, and the introduction of Zoroastrianism as the state religion of Persia is probably to be attributed to him.
Darius was the greatest royal architect of his dynasty, and during his reign Persian architecture assumed a style that remained unchanged until the end of the empire.
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 A Commentary on Darius   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Darius describes his success in terms of religion and that the chief god was on his side and the rebels were against this and therefore evil and as a result the lost the power struggle.
The skill of Darius in dividing his forces was superb as was the wisdom of adopting a central position for command which was Babylon as is turned out to be strategically important.
During this period Darius assists in the construction of the Temple of Hibis at Kharga (where he is depicted as a high priest, sacrificing to the god Amun) and the renovation of numerous others.
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 Chapter 11
Eleventhly, Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.
Thirteenthly, this Darius was a mixture of weakness and cruelty, as is shown in his treatment of Daniel and his accusers.
Fourteenthly, Darius the Mede was a son of Ahasuerus (Xerxes) of the seed of the Medes (9:1).
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 Persians, Darius The First
Darius I, called the Great, tells the story of the overthrow of Bardiya and of the first year of his own rule in detail in his famous royal inscription cut on a rock face at the base of Bisitun mountain, a few miles east of modern Kermanshah.
Darius was a member of the Achaemenid royal house.
Darius himself was in the mold of Cyrus the Great--a powerful personality and a dynamic ruler.
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 King Darius III of Persia - Factasy
Darius III ruled as the final king of the Achaemenid dynasty of Persia.
Darius III was left with the tasks of strengthening the army to defend against Alexander the Great, who lead a united Greece and of reorganizing the government.
Darius III was ill prepared to battle the advancing Alexander and was defeated in the Battle of Issus in 333.
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 Iran Culture and Information Center
Darius married a daughter of Gobryas, aprominent Persian aristocrat, in 533 B.C. and started serving as a spear-man in the Royal Guard shortly after 530 B.C. By 522 B.C., he had already become the father of three sons.
Afterwards, Darius was elected king, married two daughters of Cyrus as well as the only daughter of the true Bardiya, and strove to restore the situation that existed during the time of Cyrus.
Darius also fixed the yearly tribute each satrapy was to pay, introduced the system of coinage in Iran minting coins in both gold and silver.
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 Darius and the Bisutun Inscription
Darius’ Bisutun inscription has proven to be the ‘Rosetta Stone’ of the ancient near eastern languages, but with the distinction that, of the three languages inscribed therein, none had previously been deciphered by modern scholars.
Behind Darius are shown two of his supporters, slightly smaller in stature than Darius and carrying the implements which symbolize his power to rule.
Darius begins by explaining that the king Cambyses had a brother named Smerdis, and that Cambyses killed this brother (without the knowledge of the people of Persia).
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 Persia History Timeline
Darius commissions the completetion of the canal joining the Nile to the Red Sea began by Necho II 610 BC.
Darius sends Scylax, a Carian, on a voyage of discovery into the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea.
Persians are defeated at the Battle of Marathon by an Athenian army led by Miltiades.
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 Darius 3 Codomannus
Darius tried to rule an empire unstable from unreliable and disloyal local rulers (satraps).
Darius' regime became the end of the Achaemenid dynasty, but this does not indicate that he was a bad ruler.
Darius is buried in great splendour at the cost of Alexander the Great.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for darius
479 BC, Persian general; son-in-law of Darius I. Darius sent him (492 BC) to retaliate against Eretria and Athens for aiding the Ionians in the Persian Wars, but his fleet was lost in a storm off Mt. Athos, and a Thracian tribe destroyed a large part of his army.
Darius back on field Jaguars' strong safety, injured in Week 2 of 2005 season, is happy about progress after knee surgery.
DARIUS IS A HIT AT THE RECORD; Scotland's newest pop heart-throb made it a day to remember for a handful of lucky fans when he met them to answer all their questions.(Features)
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 SparkNotes: Alexander the Great: Conquering Persia
Darius, who expected Alexander's route to follow the Euphrates, hoped to gain an advantage by choosing his own optimal battleground.
Darius decided to try to ambush the Macedonians as they were crossing the river–a tactic that required the Macedonians not only reach the area before Alexander, but also correctly predict where he would try to cross.
Soon, Darius was in danger of being encircled, and he was again forced to flee.
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 Darius 3 Codomannus
Darius tried to rule an empire unstable from unreliable and disloyal local rulers (satraps).
Darius' regime became the end of the Achaemenid dynasty, but this does not indicate that he was a bad ruler.
Darius is buried in great splendour at the cost of Alexander the Great.
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 ipedia.com: Darius III of Persia Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Darius III or Codomannus, king of Persia from 336 BC to 330 BC.
After the ambitious vizier Bagoas murdered King Artaxerxes III of Persia in 338 BC, and his son King Arses in 336 BC, Bagoas sought to install a new monarch who would be easier to control.
In 333 BC Darius himself took the field against the Macedonian king, but was beaten at Issus and Alexander took control of Persia.
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 Darius - Wikichristian
Some are of opinion that the name "Darius" is simply a name of office, equivalent to "governor," and that the "Gobryas" of the inscriptions was the person intended by the name.
(2.) Darius, king of Persia, was the son of Hystaspes, of the royal family of the Achaemenidae.
But soon after his death and the accession of Darius, the Jews resumed their work, thinking that the edict of Smerdis would be now null and void, as Darius was in known harmony with the religious policy of Cyrus.
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 Darius Timeline
50 CE Darius born: In a nomad's tent east of the Urals, member of an obscure tribe (WCD)/ Among the Goths in "the North".
Darius' Watcher first records that Callestina (who is known at this time as Celeste) tried to have Darius discredited and thrown out of his order, but is unsuccessful.
Fall 1815 CE Duncan finds Darius in Paris where he is running a makeshift hospital at a church in the rue St. Julien le Pauvre and becomes his student.
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