Darius I

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Da·ri·us I

 (də-rī′əs) Known as "Darius the Great." 550?-486 bc.
King of Persia (521-486) who expanded the empire, organized a highly efficient administrative system, and invaded Greece, only to be defeated at the Battle of Marathon in 490.
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Darius I

(Biography) known as Darius the Great, surname Hystaspis. ?550–486 bc, king of Persia (521–486), who extended the Persian empire and crushed the revolt of the Ionian city states (500). He led two expeditions against Greece but was defeated at Marathon (490)
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Da•ri•us I

(dəˈraɪ əs)
(Darius Hystaspes) ( “the Great” ), 558?–486? B.C., king of Persia 521–486.
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For example, he debunks the unfeasible (but still prevalent) view of a weak and declining empire under the successors of Darius I (522-486 B.C.) and offers a compelling treatment of the vitality of Achaemenid Persian rule and institutions (see, e.g., pp.
This earlier revolt had been led by Amorges' father, Pissouthnes, who was Tissaphernes' predecessor in the satrapy of Sardis for many years.(7) No relevant information on the date of Pissouthnes' revolt survives; we cannot, therefore, know whether Amorges continued his father's revolt or started a new one.(8) On the other hand, as the very important satrapy of Sardis was customarily assigned to members of the royal family, -- Artaphernes, the brother of King Darius I (522-486), was the satrap of Sardis during the Ionian revolt -- it is highly probable that Pissouthnes had been given that satrapy by King Artaxerxes, because he was closely related to the royal family of Persia.
The seal owner, Asbazana, was one of Darius I's co-conspirators who later became a prominent Persepolis administrator.
"But that's the Darius I know - a kind, caring gentle giant who listens to other people and isn't fighting to be the centre of attention.
As Sally wrote: "If Darius is determined to be dangerous, he will be confined in a truly horrific locked facility for the criminally insane perhaps for life." But if the judge were to determine that he was not dangerous, he would be "civilly committed for intense treatment with the goal of returning to society with services available to him."
With no friends, a penchant for "dietary indiscretions" and a titanic sense of insufficiency, Darius is not OK.
After realizing how annoyed Darius is every time he's being called vice president, Grace reminds him what he told her in the (http://www.ibtimes.com/salvation-season-2-premiere-date-revealed-2683691) Season 2 premiere .
Darius is something of a star in Holland and fans look on him as one of their own.
"Darius is a guy who just really, really wants to be here.
The more of-the-moment Darius is married to a woman called Natasha which is, I suppose, a much nicer name to give my mannequin.
Darius is determined to find a suitable gift to protect the both the family honour and home.
MUSIC star Darius is training as a bullfighter for his new opera role.