Persian Empire Research Paper

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The Persian Empire was the most powerful empire of its time with two great rulers. These two rulers were Cyrus II and Darius III. Which ruled the Persian Empire with great force of action but also with the understanding of others when it was needed and there culture. Now which leads me to say that I believe the best ruler in my eyes was the founder of the Persian Empire which is Cyrus the Great because he understood his opponents. However, under his rule the empire embraced all the previous civilized states of the ancient Near East, expanded vastly and eventually conquered most of Southwest Asia and much of Central Asia and the Caucasus. From the Mediterranean Sea and Hellespont in the west to the Indus River in the east, Cyrus the Great…show more content…
However, Astyages summoned the son of Harpagus, and in retribution, chopped him to pieces, roasted some portions while boiling others, and tricked his adviser into eating his child during a large banquet. Following the meal, Astyages ' servants brought Harpagus the head, hands and feet of his son on platters, so he could realize his inadvertent cannibalism. ” In the new Median Empire, which shared with Babylon the spoils of the fallen Assyrian power, the Persians were in a lower rank group, though closely related to the Medes and speaking a similar Indo­European language. They were ruled by their own local kings and one of these married a daughter of the Median king Astyages their son was Cyrus. Astyages seems not to have been popular, and when, in 550 B.C., Cyrus revolted, Astyages 's own troops went over to Cyrus. The Median Empire thus became the Persian Empire. It is worth noting that Cyrus treated his defeated grandfather with honor and that instead of sacking Ecbatana, the Median capital, he kept it as one of his own because Pasargadae, the Persian center, was too remote for use as a capital. Cyrus also continued to keep Medes in high
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