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Kingdom of the Medes


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Dynasty of Phraortes

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Chronology

Dates depend on Herodotus; those of the first two kings are unreliable. R. Drews, Historia, XVIII (1969), 1–11, dates the fall of the kingdom to 554 bc.

Cambridge Ancient History, Volume IV, ed. J. Boardman (2nd edn., Cambridge, 1988).Cambridge History of Iran, Volume II, ed. I. Gershevitch (Cambridge, 1985).

700–647

Deioces (son of Phraortes; traditional founder of the Median kingdom c.700 bc)

647–625

Phraortes (son)

625–585

Cyaxares (son)

585–550

Astyages (son; conquest of Media by Cyrus the Great of Persia 550 bc)

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