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Cyrus

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Definition: Founder of Persian Empire. He did this by conquering his neighbors, including the Lydians, Parthians, and Medes. He solidified his power by naming his rivals satraps, or sub-kings, each of which ruled one province in Cyrus's name. He was succeeded by emperors who wanted to conquer Greece, among them Xerxes and Darius.

Related Resources:
Ancient Greece
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Cyrus the Great
See the great empire rise from the will of one great man.

Brief Bio of Cyrus
A little about the man to get you started.

Maps of the Persian Empire
See the rise and fall of a great ancient empire.

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