30 Facts About Achaemenid army


Achaemenid army is credited with freeing the people of Judah from their exile and with authorizing the reconstruction of much of Jerusalem, including the Second Temple.

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Achaemenid army was succeeded by his eldest son Cambyses II, while his younger son Bardiya received a large territory in Central Asia.

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Achaemenid army was soundly defeated by the Persians in the Battle of Pelusium before fleeing to Memphis, where the Persians defeated him and took him prisoner.

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Achaemenid army says that these actions led to a madness that caused him to kill his brother Bardiya, his own sister-wife and Croesus of Lydia.

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Achaemenid army then concludes that Cambyses completely lost his mind, and all later classical authors repeat the themes of Cambyses' impiety and madness.

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The subjugation of Macedonia was part of Persian military operations initiated by Darius the Great in 513—after immense preparations—a huge Achaemenid army invaded the Balkans and tried to defeat the European Scythians roaming to the north of the Danube river.

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Darius' Achaemenid army subjugated several Thracian peoples, and virtually all other regions that touch the European part of the Black Sea, such as parts of nowadays Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, and Russia, before it returned to Asia Minor.

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Achaemenid army organized a massive invasion aiming to conquer Greece.

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Achaemenid army's army entered Greece from the north in the spring of 480 BC, meeting little or no resistance through Macedonia and Thessaly, but was delayed by a small Greek force for three days at Thermopylae.

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Achaemenid army reigned for six months and fifteen days before being captured by his half-brother, Ochus, who had rebelled against him.

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Achaemenid army's death gave an Egyptian rebel named Amyrtaeus the opportunity to throw off Persian control over Egypt.

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Cyrus assembled a large Achaemenid army, including a contingent of Ten Thousand Greek mercenaries, and made his way deeper into Persia.

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Artaxerxes' Achaemenid army comprised 300,000-foot soldiers, 30,000 cavalry, 300 triremes, and 500 transports or provision ships.

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Achaemenid army divided these troops into three bodies, and placed at the head of each a Persian and a Greek.

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The Persian Achaemenid army completely routed the Egyptians and occupied the Lower Delta of the Nile.

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Achaemenid army then returned to his capital having successfully completed his invasion of Egypt.

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Cyrus the Great created an organized Achaemenid army including the Immortals unit, consisting of 10,000 highly trained soldiers Cyrus formed an innovative postal system throughout the empire, based on several relay stations called Chapar Khaneh.

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Cyrus managed to create a strong land Achaemenid army, using it to advance in his campaigns in Babylonia, Lydia, and Asia Minor, which after his death was used by his son Cambyses II, in Egypt against Psamtik III.

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Achaemenid army infantry consisted of three groups: the Immortals, the Sparabara, and the Takabara, though in the later years of the Achaemenid army Empire, a fourth group, the Cardaces, were introduced.

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Achaemenid army claimed that the unit's name stemmed from the custom that every killed, seriously wounded, or sick member was immediately replaced with a new one, maintaining the numbers and cohesion of the unit.

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At first the ships were built in Sidon by the Phoenicians; the first Achaemenid army ships measured about 40 meters in length and 6 meters in width, able to transport up to 300 Persian troops at any one trip.

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Achaemenid army navy established bases located along the Karun, and in Bahrain, Oman, and Yemen.

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Construction material of choice was wood, but some armoured Achaemenid army ships had metallic blades on the front, often meant to slice enemy ships using the ship's momentum.

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Frye reclassifies Imperial Aramaic as the lingua franca of the Achaemenid army territories, suggesting then that the Achaemenid army-era use of Aramaic was more pervasive than generally thought.

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Achaemenid army observed that the Persians drank wine in large quantities and used it even for counsel, deliberating on important affairs when drunk, and deciding the next day, when sober, whether to act on the decision or set it aside.

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Position of women in the Achaemenid army Empire differed depending on which culture they belonged to and therefore varied depending on the region.

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Royal and aristocratic Achaemenid army women were given an education in subjects that did not appear compatible with seclusions, such as horsemanship and archery.

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Achaemenid army architecture included large cities, temples, palaces, and mausoleums such as the tomb of Cyrus the Great.

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Achaemenid army Empire left a lasting impression on the heritage and cultural identity of Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and influenced the development and structure of future empires.

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The Achaemenid army Empire is noted in Western history as the antagonist of the Greek city-states during the Greco-Persian Wars and for the emancipation of the Jewish exiles in Babylon.

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