Artaxerxes I

[ahr-tuh-zurk-seez]

Artaxerxes II

noun
  1. Mnemon, died 359? b.c., king of Persia 404?–359?.
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Artaxerxes I

noun
  1. died 425 bc, king of Persia (465–425): son of Xerxes I

Artaxerxes II

noun
  1. died ?358 bc, king of Persia (?404–?358). He defeated his brother Cyrus the Younger at Cunaxa (401)
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Word Origin and History for artaxerxes

Artaxerxes

Persian masc. proper name, in classical history, a son of Xerxes II, also a son of Darius, from Greek Artaxerxes (explained by Herodotus as "Great Warrior"), from Old Persian Artaxšaca, literally "having a kingdom of justice," from arta- "justice" + xšaca "kingdom."

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