Persia Unites Many Lands. Synopsis: The Persian Empire ruled with tolerance and wise government. Tolerance and wise government are characteristics of the most successful methods of rule. The Rise of Persia.
Persia Unites Many Lands
Synopsis: The Persian Empire ruled with tolerance and wise government. Tolerance and wise government are characteristics of the most successful methods of rule.
Cyrus, however, made sure that his army did not harm the people he conquered. Heallowed the people to practice their old religions, too.
Cyruslet the Hebrews return to Jerusalem and rebuild their temple there.
Cyrus died in 530 B.C. The kings who followed him had to decide how to run the vast new empire.
As the Pharaoh over Egypt, Cambyses decided to lessen the taxes that the people had to pay to the priests. He told them that they would no longer have to give as much of their livestock for sacrifices.
Hedid not respect the Egyptian priests or their practices.
Cambyses could be very cruel to those who he felt were corrupt. When he found out that a judge, Sisamnes, had accepted a bribe, he decided to make an example out of him.
Judgment of Cambyses
Cambyses would have the judge arrested and punished. The punishment was far from ordinary.
To replace Judge Sisamnes whom he had killed and flayed, Cambyses appointed Sisamnes’s son, Otanes, as the new judge.
At some point during their march, the mighty Persian army was said to have been overcome by a sandstorm in the Egyptian desert.
Only Greece escaped Persian control.
Darius divided the land into 20 provinces, each holding a certain group to practice its own religion, speak its own language, and obey many of its own laws.
The Story of Zoroaster
He was placed by god in a Hamoa plant.
He Laughed instead of crying at birth.
He glowed so bright that the people became frightened of him and wanted to destroy him.
They tried to burn him to death
They tried to let animals stamped upon him
They left him in the woods, where a mother wolf found and raised him.
Then Angels took him up to heaven
They taught him about the past, present, and future