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Xerxes
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(Ξέρξης/Xérxēs; Old Persian Xšayāršā, 'ruling over heroes').

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[1] X. I

Achaemenid great king (486-465 BC), son of Darius [1] I and Atossa [1]. 'Born in the purple', X. was designated by his father as his successor (XPf 31 ff. = [6. 81-85]; Hdt. 7,2 f.; Porphyrogénnētos ). At the beginning of his reign he defeated an uprising in Egypt (Hdt. 7,3), and later the rebellions of Šamaš-Erība and Bēl-Šimmanni in…

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Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel), Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) and Eder, Walter (Berlin), “Xerxes”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12213560>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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