Last edited by Daigore
Sunday, August 2, 2020 | History

2 edition of History of Xerxes the Great. found in the catalog.

History of Xerxes the Great.

Jacob Abbott

History of Xerxes the Great.

by Jacob Abbott

  • 398 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading

Published by Allman & Son in London .
Written in English


ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20259785M

Xerxes I / Xerxes the Great Wikipedia. Xerxes I (/ˈzɜːrksiːz/; Old Persian: ΧριΠμρΠ x-š-y-a-r-š-a (Khashayarsha (helpinfo)) "ruling over heroes",[2] Greek Ξέρξης [ksérksɛːs]; – BC), called Xerxes the Great, was the fourth king of kings of the Achaemenid dynasty of Persia. He ruled from BC until his assassination in BC at the hands of Artabanus, the Children: Artaxerxes I of Persia, Amytis. Xerxes I is most likely the Persian king identified as Ahasuerus in the biblical Book of Esther. He is also notable in Western history for his failed invasion of Greece in BC. His forces temporarily overran mainland Greece north of the Isthmus of Corinth until the losses at Salamis and Plataea a year later reversed these gains and ended the Book Edition: Reprint.

In Persia, the title "the Great" at first seems to have been a colloquial version of the Old Persian title "Great King". It was first used by Cyrus II of Persia. The title was inherited by Alexander III when he conquered the Persian Empire, and the epithet eventually became personally associated with him. As it has survived, the History is divided into nine books (the division is not the author’s): Books I–V describe the background to the Greco-Persian Wars; Books VI–IX contain the history of the wars, culminating in an account of the Persian king Xerxes’ invasion of Greece (Book VII) and the great Greek victories at Salamis, Plataea.

Xerxes (Khashayar) was born around BCE in the southern province of Persis (Fars).He was a powerful king who ruled Achaemenid (Persian) Empire from BCE. Xerxes was Darius The Great's eldest son by Queen Atosa (daughter of Cyrus The Great).He had been designated official heir perhaps as early as BCE, and while crown prince he had ruled as the King's governor in Babylon.   Xerxes, Great King of the Persian Empire from B.C., has gone down in history as an angry tyrant full of insane ambition. The stand of Leonidas and the against his army at Thermopylae is a byword for courage, while the failure of Xerxes expedition has overshadowed all the other achievements of his twenty-two-year reign/5.


Share this book
You might also like
Condensation and evaporation of solids

Condensation and evaporation of solids

Social transformation in Central Asia

Social transformation in Central Asia

Soviet foreign aid

Soviet foreign aid

Northumberland arts

Northumberland arts

Global Marketing Management,canadian 2/e

Global Marketing Management,canadian 2/e

Hellas and Rome

Hellas and Rome

Christmas.

Christmas.

1185 St. Marks

1185 St. Marks

The Lucifer Diary

The Lucifer Diary

Folio book of days

Folio book of days

Tennis star

Tennis star

Equipment Leasing Guide for Lessees

Equipment Leasing Guide for Lessees

Voluntary revival fund of 100,000 pounds.

Voluntary revival fund of 100,000 pounds.

History of Xerxes the Great by Jacob Abbott Download PDF EPUB FB2

History of Xerxes the Great and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device : Jacob Abbott. The story of Xerxes the Great (circa – BC), the fourth king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire, includes the battles of Thermopylæ and Salamis, famous in their own right—and which were pivotal to world and European by: 2.

The story of Xerxes the Great (circa BC), the fourth king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire, includes the battles of Thermopylæ and Salamis, famous in their own right-and which were pivotal to world and European : Jacob Abbott.

This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning : Abbott Jacob Revisit the famous battle of The in Jacob Abbott's History of Xerxes the Great.

Xerxes was Persian Emperor during their war with the Greeks in the 5th Century B.C.E. Jacob Abbott was a writer of popular histories and biographies.

Page - The history of Alexander the Great, as penned by Jacob Abbott, will be read with thrilling interest.

It is profusely embellished, containing maps of the Expedition of Alexander, of Macedon and Greece, the plain of Troy, the Granicus, and the plain of Issus ; and engravings of Alexander and Bucephalus ; Paris and Helen. Xerxes The Great: The Powerful Persian King Whose Death Destroyed an Empire.

Xerxes I, also known as Xerxes the Great, was a 5th century Achaemenid king of the Persian empire. He is best known for leading the massive invasion of Greece, marked by Author: Dhwty. Xerxes I, Old Persian Khshayarsha, byname Xerxes the Great, (born c.

bce —diedPersepolis, Iran), Persian king (– bce), the son and successor of Darius I. He is best known for his massive invasion of Greece from across the Hellespont ( bce), a campaign marked by the battles of Thermopylae, Salamis, and Plataea. Also available in digital form. In original publisher's binding: green cloth with full-length image of King Xerxes in red, black, blue, and gilt on upper board.

Title page printed in red with a green border. Weber, C.J. Abbott, IIIb   Read an Excerpt. Counselors of Xerxes. Age and character of Mardonius. Chapter III. Debate On The Proposed Invasion Of Greece. THE two great counselors on whose judgment Xerxes mainly relied, so far as he looked to any other judgment than his own in the formation of his plans, were Artabanus, the uncle by whose decision the throne had been awarded to him, and Mardonius, the Pages:   Xerxes was born about – BCE, the eldest son of Darius the Great ( BCE– BCE) and his second wife Atossa.

Darius was the fourth king of the Achaemenid empire, but not directly descended from the founder Cyrus II (~– BCE). History of Xerxes the Great by Jacob Abbott,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().

Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Skip to main content. This banner The history of Xerxes the great by Jacob Abbott. Publication date Book from the collections of Oxford University Language English.

Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford. Abbott makes reading history easy. Xerxes the Great is the Ahaseurus of the Book of Esther in the Bible.

He was also the one whose army was drastically reduced by the famous. This is a fascinating insight into the man and life at that time/5. Succession to the throne.

Artaxerxes was probably born in the reign of his grandfather Darius I, to the emperor's son and heir, Xerxes BC, Xerxes I was murdered by Hazarapat ("commander of thousand") Artabanus, the commander of the royal bodyguard and the most powerful official in the Persian court, with the help of a eunuch, Aspamitres.

Greek historians give contradicting accounts of Father: Xerxes I. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

History of Xerxes the Great. New York: Harper, (OCoLC) Named Person: Xerxes, King of Persia: Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Abbott; Robert Todd Lincoln; Lincoln Collection (Library of Congress).

The story of Xerxes the Great (circa – BC), the fourth king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire, includes the battles of Thermopylæ and Salamis, famous in their own right—and which were pivotal to world and European history.

The other king who some historians believe to be the Ahasuerus of the book of Esther is the Persian king Xerxes. He is referred to in Ezra During this time the enemies of Israel hired counselors to bring false accusations to the ears of the different Persian kings.

They are listed, at least as it seems, in chronological dating order. Xerxes was the eldest son of his father with his second wife and there was half brother that had been named Darius’ heir before Xerxes.

Nothing ever happens in a vacuum; their is always a story behind things. Some of the history of Xerxes, that that we do have, is from the Greek historian Heroditus.

I love doing this study with ladies. King Xerxes of Persia was the world’s most powerful monarch who ruled the Persian Empire around B.C., which is where he appears on the Biblical Timeline with World History. He was the son of the former Persian king Darius I. He is traditionally considered to be the Persian King Ahasuerus referred to in the Biblical story of Esther.Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Abbott, Jacob.

History of Xerxes the Great. New York, Harper & Bros., (OCoLC)Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander is a historically inspired comic book limited series written and illustrated by Frank acts as a prequel and sequel to the events chronicled in Miller's earlier seriesa fictional retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae.

Parts of the series were loosely adapted for the film Rise of an Empire, a Format: Limited series.