People - Ancient Egypt: Darius II
LATE KINGDOM 27th Dynasty (424-404) The Nubians fall under the Assyrians invasion. The Greeks help re-establish order. A renaissance in the arts
of the 25th Dynasty shows a return to the Old Kingdom style.
Darius II in Tour Egypt
Darius II was the fifth king of the Twenty-seventh Dynasty. During his reign, he did some work on the temple of Amun is the
Kharga oasis. There were also many foreigners in Egypt during this time, mostly Greeks and Jews. He died in the spring of
Darius II of Persia in Wikipedia
Darius II (Dārayavahuš), originally called Ochus and often surnamed Nothus (from Greek νόθος), was king of the Persian Empire from 423
BC to 404 BC.
Artaxerxes I, who died on December 25, 424 BC, was followed by his son Xerxes II. After a month and a half Xerxes II was murdered by
his brother Secydianus or Sogdianus (the form of the name is uncertain). His illegitimate brother, Ochus, satrap of Hyrcania, rebelled
against Sogdianus, and after a short fight killed him, and suppressed by treachery the attempt of his own brother Arsites to imitate
his example. Ochus adopted the name Darius (in the chronicles he is called Nothos"). Neither Xerxes II nor Secydianus occurs in the
dates of the numerous Babylonian tablets from Nippur; here the reign of Darius II follows immediately after that of Artaxerxes I.
Of Darius's reign historians know very little (a rebellion of the Medes in 409 BC is mentioned by Xenophon), except that he was quite
dependent on his wife Parysatis. In the excerpts from Ctesias some harem intrigues are recorded, in which he played a disreputable
part. As long as the power of Athens remained intact he did not meddle in Greek affairs; even the support which the Athenians in 413
BC gave to the rebel Amorges in Caria would not have roused him, had not the Athenian power been broken in the same year before
Syracuse. He gave orders to his satraps in Asia Minor, Tissaphernes and Pharnabazus, to send in the overdue tribute of the Greek
towns, and to begin a war with Athens; for this purpose they entered into an alliance with Sparta. In 408 BC he sent his son Cyrus to
Asia Minor, to carry on the war with greater energy. In 404 BC Darius II died after a reign of nineteen years, and was followed by
Cyrus the Younger
Oxathres or Oxendares or Oxendras
Amestris wife of Teritouchmes & then Artaxerxes II
& seven other unnamed children
By other wives
The unnamed satrap of Media at 401 B.C.
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