Ch 11: Persia from Cyrus II to Darius III

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Study the history of Persia from Cyrus II to Darius III with this collection of convenient and useful history study resources. Access the chapter at any time to brush up on your knowledge of this era and prepare for upcoming history exams.

Persia from Cyrus II to Darius III - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter break down Persian history from King Cyrus II to Darius III. Containing bite-sized and informative lessons, the chapter offers facts about the Persian Empire's rulers, location, rise and eventual fall. You'll also go over the history of the Achaemenid Empire. Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Recognize important facts about the Persian Empire
  • Locate the Persian Empire on a map
  • Summarize the history of the Achaemenid Empire
  • Evaluate the Persian Empire's kings, including Cyrus, Cambyses II and Darius I
  • Understand the historical events that led to the Persian Empire's rise and fall

Following each lesson is a short self-assessment quiz that can help you evaluate your understanding of the material. You have the option of working through the chapter in sequence or jumping to specific topics on your course Dashboard. If you have any questions, our expert history instructors will be happy to help you out. You can access the chapter on any computer or mobile device, which allows you to study at school, in the office, at home or when you're on-the-go.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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