Darius: The King Of Persia

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Darius was the king of Persia from 521-486 B.C.E. Darius and his army took pushed their territory into the northwestern parts of India and by the late sixth century B.C.E., Darius occupied an empire that ran from the Indus River to the Aegean Sea, then in the north to Armenia all the way down to the Nile. Darius had achieved the largest empire that the world had yet seen. (pg 85) Cyrus was the leader of expanding the Persian realm. Cyrus and Croesus, who was the ruler of the kingdom of Lydia, went to war against each other. Croesus tried to destroy Cyrus's kingdom. However, the war ended differently than he predicted. Cyrus took siege of the city within two weeks and held Croesus captive. Cyrus was very tough and unpredictable. His victory
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