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Resources on Xerxes. Xerxes, successor of Darius and king of Persia, whom the Greeks thought despotic, led the Persians in the Persian War and was defeated at the Battle of Salamis.
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The Size of Xerxes' Force in the Persian War
Read an estimate from Justin's writings about Xerxes and the Persian invasion force.

Map of the Persian Empire in about 500 B.C.
The Persian Empire in the time of Darius I extended to the African areas of Egypt and Libya to the south and west, Macedon and Thrace to the North and west, and to the Indus River in the East.

Xerxes' Subjects Included Black Africans. Myth vs Fact
An Old Persian inscription tells which countries besides Persia, Xerxes was lord over.

Xerxes was a king of the Medes and Persians. Xerxes fought against the Ancient Greeks in the Persian Wars.

The Persian Wars
Bulleted points about the Persian Wars. Includes the Ionian migrations, Croesus, Darius, the Delian League, and Herodotus.

Battle at Thermopylae
Persians, under Xerxes, invaded Greece. In August, they attacked the Greeks at the narrow pass at Thermopylae. This was famed as the Battle at Thermopylae.

Major Near Eastern Kings
From your Guide, dates and salient points about eight Near Eastern monarchs: Ashurbanipal, Cyrus, Darius, Nebuchadnezzar, Sargon, Sennacherib, Tiglath-pileser, and Xerxes.

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