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Chapter 7

Classical Persia
The major early turning point in the rise of the Persian empire
victory of Cyrus over Lydia
The leader of the Lydians who fell to Cyrus
In organizing their empire, Persian rulers relied heavily on techniques of administration from the
What is the chronological order of the Persian empires
Achaemenids, Seleucids, Parthians, Sasanids
The Medes and the Persians were originally
Indo-European tribes
The founder of the Achaemenid empire was
In 525 B.C.E. the Persian emperor Cambyses captured
The greatest of the Achaemenid emperors
Pasargadae was
the capital of the persian empire before persepolis
the population of the achaemenid empire under darius was
35 million
The magnificent capital of the persian empire constructed by darius was
Satrapies were
persian administrative units
the persian eyes and ears of the king
were spies
darius picked up the idea of a standardized government-issued coinage from the
which empire normally displayed the greatest degree of toleration toward its subject peoples
the persian king who regularized tax levies and standardized law was
the persian legal code was designed to
codifly the laws of the subject peoples
the center of the persian communications network
royal road
neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom..
herodotus on persian courier service
the qanat
persian underground canals
darius received high praise from these people for his decision to allow them to return to their capital city and rebuild their temple.
the king who failed to follow the normal persian governing polisy of toleration was
the battle of Marathon in 490 B.C.E. proved to be
a Persian loss
The decisivce victory of Alexander of Macedon over the Persians was called the battle of
The Seleucid, Parthian and Sasanid empires employed a form of
imperial admin copied from the Achmens