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Cyrus II Created the Persian Empire by defeating the Medes, Lydians, and Babylonians; was known for his tolerance and allowance of existing governments to continue governing under his name
Darius I King of Persia who expanded the empire and invaded Greece but was defeated at the Battle of Marathon (550-486 BC)
Cambyses The son of Cyrus, he extended the Persian Empire by conquering Egypt.
Satrap A governor of a province in the Persian Empire.
Imperial Bureaucracy Division of an empire into organized provinces to aid in maintaining control
Royal Road A road commissioned by King Darius that stretched 1,600 miles across the empire.
Xerxes Persian king who invaded Greece and destroyed Athens.
Zoroaster Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism (circa 628-551 BC)
Zoroastrianism A system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster. It was the first religion to preach judgment day upon death.
Created by: knowlesjd