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At different times, under different ruling families, there were several different Persian Empires. Usually, the term refers to the Achaemenid dynasty empire founded by Cyrus the Great (559BC - 530BC) which was eventually conquered by Alexander the Great. To rule such a large empire, new groundbreaking systems were set up which influenced all who came after.
Alexander inherited the hegemony of a united Greece, freed the Greeks of Asia minor and conquered the lands of the Persian Empire including Syria, Afghanistan and Egypt and also the land all the way to Pakistan and parts of India.
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Yes, that is one of the ways that distance is calculated. Usually we call it width or breadth. Without a hint of a location, we will be unable to give a specific numeric answer.
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When Xerxes I's father Darius I died, he took first suppressed a rebellion in Egypt, then took over his father's project of absorbing the Greek cities of mainland Greece into the Empire to stop them interfering in the Empire and disrupting peace. He bribed the Greek city-states to submit, and led an…
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King Cyrus ll (the Great).
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Dariush the Great (522-486) ruled the Persian Empire of the Achamenids. He was NOT the son of Cyrus, he was in fact, from the junior line of the Achamenid clan, and came to power after Kambyz, son of Cyrus. Darisuh (Darayavaush) actually wrested control from Bardya, nicknamed "the Magian" with the …
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They established the empire by expansion, and settled its structure of governance and civilisation.
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Alexander defeated the Great King Darius III at the Battle of Issus (note: Darius is a 'who' not a 'what')
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Persia describes the modern region of Iran. It was named after a province in southwestern Iran, which is now called Fars, but was then called Pars. Pars eventually was called Parsa which the Greeks would pronounce as Persia.
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empire which comprised Iran, Mesopotamia, Syria, Egypt, and parts of Asia minor and IndiaPersia originated in central Asia. Eventually it included a huge empire stretching from Western India to Greece in the north and Egypt in the south, including the entire area of Mesopotamia.
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The Persian Empire was an absolute monarchy. It was divided into 20 provinces (satrapies) each with a governor responsible to the king and his council for local and external security and tax collection. The tribal, city and petty kingdoms in the provinces continued to rule themselves according to th…
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It's extent from North Africa to Central Asia mandated the formation of 20 provinces each governed by a Persian governor, who had responsibility for development, taxation and maintaining internal peace and external security.
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the Persians were a disparate group of Indo-European tribes, some nomadic, some settled, that were developing their own culture and religion unique from that of the great cities to their west.
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It ran for 27 years between the Athenian empire and the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta 431 to 404 BCE.
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They adopted the customs of other cultures, which made it easier to maintain control of their vast empire.
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Persia is now called Iran
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It embraced the Fertile Crescent and Egypt, the centres of civilisation and which was the basis of prosperity and civilised development. These areas were also the productive areas which provided the surplus of food and produce which allowed the resources to spend on more than just subsistence, and s…
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The native name of the region is Iran. The name Persia, comes from the Greeks, and so it is common in western countries to call the ancient Iranian Empire, Persia. Either name is acceptable in naming the modern nation.
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ancient Persia is in IranAncient Persia was located approximately where Iran is now.
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Persia
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There are several different empires this question might be referring to. There was the Delian League, which in the time of 454 to 404 BC came to be so tightly controlled by Athens that it has been called the Athenian Empire. It was not actually an empire, and was defeated in 404 BC by the Spartans.…
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Between northeast Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and today's Pakistan.
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The ancient Iranians separated from the Indo-Aryan branch around 4,700 years ago. Since then, they followed a religion similar to Hinduism, with gods that could find parallels in the Hindu pantheon as well as divinities that were proper to the Irnaians alone. The ancient Iranians who lived on the s…
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It's in Southwestern Asia, in between Iraq and Afghanistan. However, there is a long story behind Persia. Now the country is called Iran (pronounced ee-ron). There is a province (similar to Canadian provinces or US states) named Fars. A long time ago it was Pars. A tribe moved into Pars about 4,500 …
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They led to the ascendancy of Sparta, displaced by Thebes, the dominance of Macedonian and its takeover of the Persian Empire.
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The Achaemenid Empire pronounced (Hakhamaneshiyan) also known as Persian empire with its continent called Persia is today's Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Ancient Egypt, some of Pakistan, India, with northern Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Libya and Coastal Regions of Iraq. Hope that …
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He established stability in the Persian Empire which his predecessors Cyrus and Cambyses had conquered.
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A result of the conquests of Alexander the Great was the spread of the Greek language and culture.
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The staple was grain - according to location, from wheat, oats, rye.
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Persia is now known as Iran.
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At its peak, it stretched from Libya-Egypt in the west, through the Middle East, to Central Asia and today's Pakistan in the east.
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Iran.
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The many local languages remained; the lingua franca was Aramaic.
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In 50 BCE, when Cyrus the Great began expansion after incorporating Media under Persian control.
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A 27 year war between Athens and its empire, and Sparta and its allies (known as the Peloponnesian League). Athens lost , was stripped of its empire, and became a second rate power in the Greek world.
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They took over northern Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, Syria, Canaan, and the Phoenician cities. What is today... Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, AfghanistanThey were not countries then. The territory stretched from Libya-Egypt through the Middle East , to Central Asia and the Indus …
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It provided stability and progressed prosperity for Western Asia. Covering a wide area from Libya to Central Asia, it had diverse and restive peoples and had internal and external security problems -provided a tempting target for eastern Europeans to take over.
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Answer 1 Cyrus the Great, Emperor of Persia, allowed the Jews to return from exile. He promised funds from the royal treasury for rebuilding the temple, although this work apparently did not commence in his lifetime. A successor, Darius I, implemented his policy at the end of the sixth century BCE (…
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It was: Cyrus the Great. He was the founder of the Persian Empire under the Achaemenid dynasty.
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The Greeks had determined that, due to the threat of the Persian fleet and its amphibious capacity to attack and defeat the independent cities one by one, and as it also protected the Persian sea supply lines, that they had to defeat that fleet. As it was superior in size and numbers, they had to ca…
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By appointing 20 provincial Persian governors to supervise the local city, princely and tribal governments, and provide defence from local and external threats; and maintaining central control and supervision by himself and his council.
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The Persian Empire.
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Iran was formerly called Persia.
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A confederation of Greek city-states defeated the Persian Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean in a long drawn out conflict 499-449 BCE.
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During ancient times almost every foreigner referred to the entire country as PERSIA until March 21, 1935, when Reza Shah Pahlavi asked the international community to call the country Iran - a name that the people of Persia, themselves, used to refer to their country since the Sassanian period. "Ira…
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The people within the Persian Empire which he ruled.
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The first battle against the Persians was at the River Granicus, after Alexander crossed the Hellespont. Then he defeated them again, this time they were led by their King Darius III, at the Pinarus River (known as the Battle of Issus) - Darius fled. Alexander then defeated them again at the last an…
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After a series of disputes over Corcyra and Potidaia, Athens imposed a trade ban on its neighbour Megara, which would ruin it. Megara was a member of the Peloponnesian League which was set on limiting Athens' expansionary attitude. The League demanded Athens lift the ban. Athens refused, confident …
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Because they were very mean and mild!
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In modern Iran.
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He consolidated the disparate regions of the empire into provinces (Satrapies), with Persian governors (Satraps). Within each Satrapy the traditional local government was retained, supervised by the Satrap who was also responsible for internal and external security and collection of taxes from the l…
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Zoroastrianism was Persia's official religion. The Avesta is the holy book of the adherents of Zarathustra, the Zoroastrians, the supreme god Ahuramazda. King Darius says: Ahuramazda has granted unto me this empire. Ahuramazda brought me help, until I gained this empire; by the grace of Ahuramazd…
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King Cyrus allowed the Jews to return after the first exile of the Jews (586-516 BCE) in Babylon. However, there have been numerous Jewish exiles. The Romans exiled the Jews from Judea in year 70 CE. The English exiled the Jews from England in 1290 CE. Spain exiled the Jews in 1492 and Portugal foll…
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There were several Iranian empires and at least two were called "Persian" these were the Achamenid (550-330 BC) and the Sassanid (226-651 AD). In the former, the boundaries shifted over the course of the two hundred years that the Achaemenid Kings were in control. Egypt revolted several times and s…
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431 BCE - between Athens and its empire and Sparta and its allies. It lasted on and off until Athens' defeat and occupation in 404, causing great havoc and loss throughout the whole Greek world from Asia Minor, through the Aegean, to Sicily. As a result of later infighting between the mainland Gree…
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Historical name for a region roughly coterminous with modern Iran. The term was used for centuries, chiefly in the West, and originally described a region of southern Iran formerly known as Persis or Parsa. Parsa was the name of an Indo-European nomadic people who migrated into the area c. 1000 BC; …
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The country of Iran was once called Persia. REZA SHAH CHANGED ITS NAME TO IRAN Who ever posted this answer above is totally and completely wrong. Today's countries that include the ancient land of Persia is not only Iran in fact the Persian empire ruled central Asia including: Iran, Afghanistan, …
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Yes Iran was called Persia though I'm not sure why, I know because I was born there.
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The Inca Empire was located in South America in present day Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and Ecuador.
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What best describes the Persian Empire is an empire that we're very strong and fought many battles. Also they we're an empire that had an enormous empire! The biggest of the time, that stretched over the vast lands of Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and a little tiny bit o…
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About 550 BCE when Cyrus the Great united Persia and Media and had the combined strength to began to take over Mesopotamia..
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It depends what you mean by "The Persian Empire". There were many. Here is a list of some of the main ones: Median Empire(728-549 BCE)- Overthrown in 549 BCE by the leader of a new group arriving on the Iranian Plateau: Cyrus the Great. Achaemenid Empire(549-330 BCE)- The world's first superpowe…
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King Xerxes I was born in 519 BCE.
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An imperial government headed by the Sassanid dynasty, which ruled over the Middle East and Central Asia.
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The Persian aim was to build a stable and prosperous empire. When they took over Egypt it was riven by contesting overlords, and they stabilised rather than devastated it.
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After Persia established its empire by conquest, it tried to establish it as a peaceful and prosperous region. This was partially successful, interrupted by revolts by Greeks and other peoples seeking to break away from its control, regardless of the misery and losses which these wars brought.
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The Greek historian Herodotos of Halicarnassos used the term after the name of the Indus River. He was copying the earlier Old Persian and Sanskrit words.
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A swathe of the world controlled by a Persian king which stretched from today's Libya, through Egypt, the Middle East, to Central Asia and today's Pakistan in the east. It lasted from the mid-500s BCE until taken over ny Alexander the Great in the 330s BCE.
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Iran was called Persia. Thailand was called Siam.
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Answer 1 Thermopylae , Greece is where the famous 'Battle of Thermopylae' took place where a small contingent/coalition (Notably the Spartans , Thebans , Phocians , Arcadians , et.al.) of Greek Hoplites (armoured infantry) led by the Spartan king Leonidas blocked , there was a small constriction at…
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King Cyrus the Great of Persia.
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theyre able because they had a bigger army and more supplies
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Cyrus the Great (central Asia to Asia Minor) 559-530 BCE, Cambyses (north Africa) 530-522 BCE, Darius I (Thrace and today's Pakistan ) 521-486 BCE.
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Persia is current day Iran.The language is persian(Farsi).
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The Persians had part of the Greek world within its empire, and these cites were restive and called in their mother-cities in peninsular Greece to intervene. Persia decided to incorporate these mainland cities within its empire under friendly local tyrants to restore peace. Some of the mainland ci…
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Persia is now Iran.
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The Jews who returned from exile in Babylon and their slaves, under the leadership of Ezra.
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Answer 1About 1182 B.C.E. when the Great Cyrus (KOROSh KABIR) was king of Iran, he allow them to live in peace and freedom. They are living in Iran now.Answer 2Answer 1 brushes aside nearly 3000 years of Persian Jewish History. The Persian Empire under Cyrus was relatively hospitable to the Jews. Th…
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Cyrus the Great of Persia.
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Between 431 and 424 BCE by Alexander the Great.
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The provinces of the Persian Empire were called satrapi.
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When Alexander the Great took it over by force 334-331 BCE.
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The British Empire was the largest empire the world has ever seen. it spanned rite around the globe and was said " the sun never sets on the British Empire" British had 5 Empires in total over the years but there last Empire was the biggest in History. The longest lasting Empire was the Roman Empir…
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No - Darius I was not a Mede, he was Persian. And Persians and Medes were not black, they were Indo-European.
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See the link in separate box below: 'Sources and related links'.
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Alexander the Great spread Hellenism, the Hellenic (Greek) culture of the Macedonians, to all the lands he conquered, over the Middle East and far into Asia. After his death in 323 BCE, the influence of Greek civilization continued to expand over the Mediterranean world and West Asia. This was known…
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In the home, the fields and for the rich, home tutors.
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The continent that most of the Persian Empire is located is Asia.
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No he is not, he died two and a half thousand years ago. Darius I was king of the Persian Empire.
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It began in 499 BCE and ran at various intensities until 449 BCE.
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