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Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Stephen Ruzicka


The history of the Persian Empire in the west has been seen/presented largely in terms of Persian-Greek interactions. However, the fact that the Persians mounted ten campaigns against Egypt from the late sixth through the fourth century indicates that the subjugation of Egypt was Persia’s primary concern in the west. This was true in the sixth and fifth centuries, when Persia conquered and, despite chronic revolts led by Egyptian dynasts, held on to Egypt, and also in the fourth century, when after successful Egyptian revolt, Persian kings spent nearly seventy years in largely futile attempts ... More

Keywords: Persian Empire, Late Egypt, Persian-Egyptian War, fourth-century BC Greece, Artaxerxes II, Artaxerxes III

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199766628
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Ruzicka, author
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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