Darius I

[ duh-rahy-uh s ]
/ dəˈraɪ əs /

noun

Darius Hystaspesthe Great, 558?–486? b.c., king of Persia 521–486.

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Darius II

noun

Ochus, died 404 b.c., king of Persia 424–404 (son of Artaxerxes I).

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Darius III

noun

Codomannus, died 330 b.c., king of Persia 336–330.

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Darius I

/ (dəˈraɪəs) /

noun

known as Darius the Great, surname Hystaspis. ?550–486 bc, king of Persia (521–486), who extended the Persian empire and crushed the revolt of the Ionian city states (500). He led two expeditions against Greece but was defeated at Marathon (490)

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Darius III

noun

died 330 bc, last Achaemenid king of Persia (336–330), who was defeated by Alexander the Great

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