Episode 46: The Persian Emperor

Xerxes as depicted by Ernest Normand, “Esther Denouncing Haman” 1888.

In 486 BCE, Darius the Great died while Egypt was in revolt. Over the following years, Xerxes put his empire back in order. First in Egypt, then twice in Babylon, the new king defeated rebel kings. The traditional nobility of the two most ancient and prestigious satrapies in the empire were punished, and Xerxes asserted himself as the King of Kings.

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Announcement 2: Darics History of Persia

Season's Greetings, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Shab-e Yalda Mubarak, or a pleasant solstice festival of your choice. This is not a holiday episode, but a fundraising announcement to tell you about some new features that will appear on the podcast, HistoryOfPersiaPodcast.com, and Patreon going into 2021. Just like last time, I hate to just ask for money, so I've included a mini-episode about Persian coinage. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support
  1. Announcement 2: Darics
  2. Episode 47: Preparing the Way
  3. Episode 46: The Persian Emperor
  4. Episode 45: Xerxes Porphyrogennetos
  5. Episode 44: Also Sprach Zarathustra