Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Cambyses: royal road, Darius the Great, XERXES


(Biography) died ?522 bc, king of Persia (529–?522 bc), who conquered Egypt (525); son of Cyrus the Great


(kæmˈbaɪ siz)

died 522 B.C., king of Persia 529–522 (son of Cyrus the Great).
References in classic literature ?
But not only did each of these famous whales enjoy great individual celebrity --nay, you may call it an ocean-wide renown; not only was he famous in life and now is immortal in forecastle stories after death, but he was admitted into all the rights, privileges, and distinctions of a name; had as much a name indeed as Cambyses or Caesar.
This honor is, however, more properly attributable to Cambyses, the son of Cyrus.
Many of the sources he uses are late, and the Egyptian sources on Cambyses are particularly unreliable (100-101).
org It is the site of the Battle of Pelusium in 525 BC, where Emperor Cambyses II of Persia invaded Egypt.
In the ancient world an extraordinary range of individuals were curious to locate the source, such as Alexander the Great and Herodotus from Greece, Cyrus and Cambyses from Persia, Julius Caesar and Nero from Rome.
According to Herodotus, the invasion of Ethiopia by the Persian king Cambyses was exploratory in nature (Hdt.
The Sesostrises, Assurbanipal and the Cambyses were the crowned representatives of the bank and monopolies of the time, as were Dupleix and Clive in India in the last century, and as are, in our century, the powers divvying up Africa" (Reclus, 1905a, page 488).
first century CE), and the Coptic Cambyses Romance (dated palaeographically to the late sixth or seventh century CE).
When King Psammenitus of Egypt is conquered by Cambyses, he weeps not at the murder of his son or the enslavement of his daughters but at the ruin of one of his advisers who "has lost all and become a beggar when he is upon the threshold of old age" (3.
King Cambyses a judge issued a warrant for bribery had been killed by skinning [12].
For not longe after the deathe of Cyrus above the space of one yeare lyved Cambyses, neither lefte he any heire of hys kyngdome'.
Zerubbabel and Joshua hold commissions under Cyrus's successors Cambyses (530/529-522 B.