Persian Empire love

Definitions

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  • proper n. The empire ruled by the Achaemenid dynasty 550–330 BCE.
  • proper n. The empire ruled by the Sassanid dynasty 224–651 CE.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an empire in southern Asia created by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC

Etymologies

Collocation of 'Persian' (as a demonym of Latinate Persia in the sense of Greek Persis, Old Persian Pārsa) and 'empire'. Translates Latin Imperium Persarum, as attested e.g. in the 1st century (e.g. Quintus Curtius Rufus "Life and exploits of Alexander the Great" 3.3.8). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This inland capital of the prosperous land of Lydia was a key city of the Persian Empire and the end point of the royal road that stretched well over a thousand miles to Susa in Mesopotamia.

    Alexander the Great

  • Its capital Sardis was a key city of the Persian Empire in the west.

    Alexander the Great

  • Who did Memnon think he was to advise the noblemen of the Persian Empire to turn and run from an untried boy-king who had invaded their land?

    Alexander the Great

  • Darius reminded the young king that the Persian Empire was vast and filled with warlike people.

    Alexander the Great

  • He had tasted victory and would not settle for less than the entire Persian Empire as his own.

    Alexander the Great

  • This is the heroic legend told by Herodotus, but the true story of Cyrus and the creation of the Persian Empire is even more remarkable.

    Alexander the Great

  • After the death of Xerxes in 465, the borders of the Persian Empire remained largely unchanged, though there were frequent internal revolts put down by every Great King until Darius III took the throne in 336, the same year Alexander became king of Macedonia.

    Alexander the Great

  • No one but a true genius in battle could have taken on the entire Persian Empire at long odds and fought his way across Asia all the way to India.

    Alexander the Great

  • The policies of the Persian Empire begun under Cyrus continued for almost two centuries.

    Alexander the Great

  • Jaxartes: Flowing into the Aral Sea, the modern Syr Darya was the northeastern boundary of the Persian Empire and the scene of fierce fighting by Alexander.

    Alexander the Great

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