- an ancient ruined city in S Iran, NE of Persepolis: an early capital of ancient Persia; tomb of Cyrus the Great.
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Curtius tells us that 6,000 talents were captured at Pasargadae.The Anabasis of Alexander
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But he also explains the change of fortune at Pasargadae in another way.
These were the Pasargadae, the Maraphians, and the Maspians.
The earliest Persian palace, of which but scanty remains have been found, was built at Pasargadae by Cyrus.
In his constructions at Pasargadae he combined massiveness with elegance, and manifested a taste at once simple and refined.
- an ancient city in Persia, northeast of Persepolis in present-day Iran: built by Cyrus the Great
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