- 519?–465 b.c., king of Persia 486?–465 (son of Darius I).
Examples from the Web for xerxes
Xerxes moves to attack the next day and forces the Greeks to stand and fight.‘300’ Is a Misleading, Muscle-Bound Travesty of Ancient History
March 13, 2014
I have sought thy daughter in marriage for Xerxes, prince of the empire.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
In 1921 it is no more under control than it was in the days of Charlemagne or Attila or Xerxes.The Conquest of Fear
For on what principle of justice did Xerxes invade Hellas, or his father the Scythians?Gorgias
These were sons of the sister of Dariaeus (the daughter of Xerxes, the father of Darius).Hellenica
W is for Walter, flying a kite; X is for Xerxes, a boy of great might.Aunt Kitty's Stories
- ?519–465 bc, king of Persia (485–465), who led a vast army against Greece. His forces were victorious at Thermopylae but his fleet was defeated at Salamis (480) and his army at Plataea (479)
Word Origin and History for xerxes
king of Persia who reigned 486-465 B.C.E., Greek Xerxes, from Old Persian Xšayaršan, literally "male (i.e. 'hero') among kings," from Xšaya- "to rule over" (cf. shah) + aršan "male, man, hero." The Hebrew rendition was Ahashwerosh, Ahashresh.