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Cyrus the Great - Early Life

 

Cyrus conquers Lydia

 

Cyrus Conquers Parthia, Bactria...

 

Cyrus Conquers Babylonia

 

Death of Cryus (530 B.C.)

 

Cambyses II (~558 - 522 B.C.)

 

The conquest of Egypt

 

The Lost Army of Cambyses

 

The expedition to Ethiopia

 

The pretender to the Throne, Gaumata

 

Darius I ( r.522 - 486 BC )

 

Darius fights the pretender to the throne

 

Revolts in the Empire

 

The Behistun Inscription

 

Administrative Reforms of Darius

 

Expansion into India

 

The Scythian Expedition

 

Megabazus Conquers Thrace

 

Causes of the Greek Persian War

 

Mardonius' Disaster

 

The Battle of Marathon

 

Map of the Persian Empire

under Darius I

 

Xerxes I ( r. 485-465 B.C. )

 

War Council of Xerxes

 

The Army of Xerxes

 

The Navy of Xerxes

 

Queen Artemisia

 

The Canal andThe Bridge of Xerxes

 

The Greek Forces

 

The Battle of Thermopylae

 

Naval Battle of Salamis

 

Battle of Plataea

 

The murder of Xerxes

 

Artaxerxes I  ( r.465 to 424 B.C. )

 

Darius II  (r. 423 - 404 B.C )

Persia and the Peloponnesian war

 

Artaxerxes II (r. 436 358 B.C.)

 

Artaxerxes' Brother Cyrus tries for the Throne

 

The Battle of Cunaxa

 

Retreat of the 10,000 Greek Mercanaries under Xenophon

 

Artaxerxes III Ochus ( r. 358 BC to 338 BC )

 

Persia Resurgent

 

Artaxerxes IV Arses ( r. 338  to 336 BC. )

 

Darius III Codomannus ( r.  336 to 330 B.C. )

 

Alexander crosses the Hellespont

 

The Battle of Granicus 334 B.C

 

Reasons for Alexander's Success

 

The Battle of Issus 333 B.C.

 

The Battle of Gaugamela 331 B.C.

 

 

Zoroastrianism

 

Achaemenid Art

 

Achaemenid Architecture

 

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The Persian Empire Royal Line

 

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