Cyrus II


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Cyrus II: Cyrus the Great

Cyrus II

(the Great) (d. 529 B.C.) creator of Persian empire (553–529). [Class. Hist.: Grun]
References in periodicals archive ?
The Elamite inscription reads "Kuras of Ansan, Son of Sespes." Many have identified him with Cyrus II's ancestor, "Cyrus of Anshan, Son of Teispes," listed in the Cyrus Cylinder.
This work seeks to address those questions by providing a diverse and varied cross-section of examples, ranging from the policies implemented by Persian Emperor Cyrus II to examining the debates over the presence of Muslims in seventeenth-century England.
In Persia (a province of the Median Empire), a local ruler named Cyrus II 585- 529 B.C.) overthrew the Median king and founded the Persian Empire.