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1st Persian emperor; after conquering Babylonia, he freed the Jews from the Babylonian exile; killed by Queen Tomyris
grandson of Cyrus; built LOTS of canals and royal roads; established "Pony Express" message system; standardized weights, measures, and currency
battle between greeks and persians-->greeks win; a messanger ran all the way back to Athens to tell them that they'd won and uttered the word "nike (victory)" before dying of exhaustion
battle of "the 300"--> Persians technically won, but the Spartans bought time (which saved their city)
sea battle between the greeks and the persians-->greeks win by having huge pointed rods on their ships and ramming into the persians
greek trajedy about "a woman scorned"-->her man left her so she killed their children, his new wife, and his new wife's dad
greek trajedy about fate--> a prince cannot escape his fate of killing his father and marrying his mother
greek comedy about women going on a sex strike until their husbands make peace (peloponnesian war)
myth--> this golden fruit, made by the goddess of discord, Eris, was the start of the trojan war
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