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Darius
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(Ancient Persian Dārayava(h)uš, ‘Guardian of Good’, Greek Δαρεῖος < Δαρειαῖος; Dareîos < Dareiaîos). The name of various Persian kings and princes [3]. D., the Mede (Dan. 9) cannot be identified historically.

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[1] D. I. Son of Hystaspes

Son of  Hystaspes, grandson of  Arsames [1], from the Achaemenid family ( Achaemenids), became king (522 BC) [1], after banding together with six …

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Kuhrt, Amélie (London) and Sancisi-Weerdenburg, Helen (Utrecht), “Darius”, 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 22 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e311210>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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