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Mardonius

(märdō`nēəs), d. 479 B.C., Persian general; son-in-law of Darius I. Darius sent him (492 B.C.) to retaliate against Eretria and Athens for aiding the Ionians in the Persian WarsPersian Wars,
500 B.C.–449 B.C., series of conflicts fought between Greek states and the Persian Empire. The writings of Herodotus, who was born c.484 B.C., are the great source of knowledge of the history of the wars.
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, but his fleet was lost in a storm off Mt. Athos, and a Thracian tribe destroyed a large part of his army. He helped Xerxes IXerxes I
(Xerxes the Great) , d. 465 B.C., king of ancient Persia (486–465 B.C.). His name in Old Persian is Khshayarsha, in the Bible Ahasuerus. He was the son of Darius I and Atossa, daughter of Cyrus the Great. After bringing (484 BC.
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 plan his invasion of Greece. Xerxes returned (480 B.C.) to Persia after his defeat at Salamis and left Mardonius in command in Greece. Mardonius was defeated and killed at Plataea.
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23) His lieutenant Mardonius is appalled, Tigranes is humiliated, and Arbaces can only placate the crowd by giving them what they clearly want: a vision of Tigranes as a monstrously hubristic hero brought low.
A King and No King opens with the comic exchange between Mardonius and Bessus, reviewing the latter's inadvertent success in the climactic battle of the war.
That Mardonius is right is this case does not mean that he will be right in every case, particularly with this interpretive approach.
For just as Mardonius correctly reads Bessus as a generic type, so he reads Arbaces, but this time incorrectly.
This critical perspective aligns Mardonius with Sidney, who demands just such consistency from his heroes: "If the poet do his part aright, he will show you in Tantalus, Atreus, and such like, nothing that is not to be shunned; in Cyrus, Aeneas, Ulysses each thing to be followed.
His forces crippled by the disaster, Mardonius returned to Persia with the remnants of the invasion force.
21) In this, the Widdow inhabits a structural space similar to that of Mardonius in Beaumont and Fletcher's A King and No King (1611), which, not incidentally) was performed at least five times during the reign of James II.
lThere is a first for Thierry Jarnet in Sheikh Mohammed's silks when Mardonius (Andre Fabre) lands the one-mile-six-furlong race at Saint-Cloud from Turgeon (Jonathan Pease/Cash Asmussen).
His winners were Mardonius (Prix de Lutce), Creator (Prix Dollar), Jade Robbery (Grand Critrium) and Passionaria (Prix de Royallieu).
Ibn Bey (Paul Cole) just gets the better of Mardonius in the Prix Maurice de Nieuil at Saint-Cloud, but Green Adventure (Guy Harwood) can do no better than fifth.
Gr1), Mardonius (Gr3), Anshan (Gr2), Anvari (Gr2), Bold Russian (Gr2), Flying Brave (Gr2), Kooyonga (Irish 1,000 Guineas-Gr1, Coronation S.