There are a number of midrashic sources based on the assumption that Achashverosh ruled in a time before the Second Temple was built.
Additionally, TB Megillah 15b reports that when Achashverosh told Esther 'And what is your request?
The messages of these aggadic comments are that the Jews deserved to be punished for not caring about the Temple during the time of Achashverosh, and that while Achashverosh had a positive relationship with Esther, he still would not go so far as to allow the Temple to be rebuilt.
It stands to reason that the accusation in the time of Achashverosh was similar to that from the time of Artaxerxes I, that if this city is rebuilt and the walls are completed, they will not pay tribute, poll-tax, or land-tax, and in the end it will harm the kingdom (Ez.
The Talmud states that the aggadic interpretation that Achashverosh would not allow the Temple to be built is based on interpreting the phrase half the kingdom as "a matter that divides the kingdom", an issue that is very divisive and which can bring trouble to the Persian Empire, dividing it in half.
In their commentaries to TB Megillah 2a, both Ramban and Ran explain that if the cutoff date for walled cities would have been during the reign of Achashverosh when the Purim miracle took place, there would not be many cities in Israel that would celebrate on the 15th of Adar, including Jerusalem, since its walls were still destroyed then.
Miss Shushan, Esther Hadassah, beat out 127 other beautiful women to become Miss Persia 2007 and the new wife of King Achashverosh.
When asked about the upcoming wedding, King Achashverosh said, "I know people think this is very rushed but I love her, I love her, I love her," and proceeded to jump up and down on his couch.
Bigtan and Teresh, two palace guards were arrested recently on charges of treason for plotting to assassinate King Achashverosh.
In a move to shake up the palace cabinet and reinvigorate his domestic policies, King Achashverosh tapped Haman to be his new Viceroy.
In the wake of King's Gate-gate, Achashverosh has placed Haman in charge of homeland security, the defense department and national security.
King Achashverosh announced that he was launching a new reality show called King for a Day.