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(Ἀχαιμενίδαι; Achaimenídai, in Old Persian Hakhāmanišiya).

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[1] Persian clan

Persian clan (φρήτρη; phrḗtrē) belonging to the Pasargadae tribe (Hdt. 1,125).

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[2] Persian dynasty

Persian dynasty that ruled in Persia (Achaemenid empire) from the time of Darius I [1]. Various contradicting genealogies of the Achaemenid family line have been passed down. According to the cylinder inscription of Cy…

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Kuhrt, Amélie (London) and Sancisi-Weerdenburg, Helen (Utrecht), “Achaemenids”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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