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  1. died 522 b.c., king of Persia 529–522 (son of Cyrus the Great).
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Historical Examples of cambyses

  • Cambyses ended, and Cyrus and the officers of Persia agreed to all he said.



  • Cambyses was also very much given to wine, as may be judged by what I am going to say.

    Ebrietatis Encomium

    Boniface Oinophilus

  • Brancaleoni was only giving a touch of her 'thrade' in her Cambyses vein.

  • He found that the eminent of the Magi usurped the sovereignty after the death of Cambyses.

  • Hearing this Cambyses said that they were lying, and as liars he condemned them to death.

British Dictionary definitions for cambyses


  1. died ?522 bc, king of Persia (529–522 bc), who conquered Egypt (525); son of Cyrus the Great
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