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BIOGRAPHY ESSAY: DARIUS THE GREAT 1 Darius The Great Colleen Megill Wilmington University
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BIOGRAPHY ESSAY 2 Darius The Great Darius was the third ruler of Persia during the Achaemenid dynasty, which was a family that ruled over 200 years. He was recognized for being the king during Persia’s peak. Darius was born in 550 B.C and later died in 486 B.C after becoming ill. While Darius was not born the son of a king, he was the son of a satrap of Persia, a satrap held a position under the king. Darius made various changes during his reign that led him to a successful and rememberable empire. Persia emerged very successfully in various aspects such as; technology, religion, government etc. Persia was surrounded by rivers, creating a hot and dry climate. It wasn’t until 550 B.C that Persia gained their leader, King Cyrus. Cyrus founded the first Persian Empire, also known as the Achaemenid Empire. As soon as Cyrus became king he helped Persia expand their empire from the Indus River to Anatolia. Cyrus was known to his people as kind and liked as he allowed freedom, even allowing Jewish citizens to return to Jerusalem. (History, 2018). Cyrus later died in 530 B.C while fighting invaders. This is the period when Darius became Persia’s new ruler. Ancient Persia was known for their creative artworks as they integrated different types of medias like metal work, rock carvings, and weaving. While expanding and trading with other
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