(d. 522 bc)

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(d.522 bc),

king of Persia 529–522bc, son of Cyrus. He is chiefly remembered for his conquest of Egypt in 525 bc, and as the subject of a play (1569) by Preston which became proverbial for its bombastic grandiloquence.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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