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Cynthia J Cyrus Men And Women Blair College Of Music Vanderbilt University

Whilst Xerxes’ Greek campaign was eventually a failure, he did handle to place down revolts in Babylonia and Egypt, as a result keeping these locations in the Achaemenid Empire. On top of that, Xerxes is mentioned to have maintained the Royal Road, an ancient highway that was reorganized and rebuilt by Xerxes’ father, and praised by Herodotus for the speed it allowed men to travel. Additionally, just after returning from Greece, Xerxes continued a number of architectural projects left unfinished by Darius. Such damaging portrayals of Xerxes , even so, are not limited to contemporary occasions, and had been already...