(550—486 bc)

'Darius' can also refer to...

Darius (b. 1980)

Darius II

Darius III (c. 380—330 bc)

Darius Milhaud (1892—1974) French composer

Darius Nash Couch (1822—1897)

Darius Painter

Darius Razavi


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Biblical Studies


Quick Reference

1. Darius the Mede is mentioned in Dan. (e.g. 5: 31) as ruling after Belshazzar and before Cyrus, but there is no other evidence for such a monarch.

2. Darius I (522–486 bce) is the Persian ruler who confirmed the edict permitting the rebuilding of the Temple in 520–515 bce (Ezra 5 and 6). In classical history of Greece he is famous for his defeat at Marathon in 490 bce. His palace was at Susa.

Subjects: Biblical Studies.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »