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Achaemenid Empire

Background

Alexander's Persian Campaign

See Alexander's Persian Campaign

Through a long campaign and series of brutal conflicts Alexander III the Great was able to subdue the Achaemenid Empire under the reign of Darius III and bring it under his control.

Darius' Family at the Foot of Alexander - Claude François Vignon (1672)

Achaemenid Empire - Alexanders Empire Map (336-323 BCE)

Alexanders Empire (336-323 BCE) Historical Atlas (1923)

Seleucid Empire

See Seleucid Empire

In the conflicts that became known as the Wars of the Diadochi some of the Persian Empire territories were eventually ruled by the Seleucid Empire. Some parts were lost to foreign civilizations such as the Maurya Empire but the core was held together for several centuries by this empire.

Parthian Empire

See Parthian Empire

The Seleucid Empire would later be conquered from two fronts by the Roman Empire and the Parthia Empire, the latter of which would assume most of the territories of the previous Media/Persian Empires.

Sources

Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

EDSITEMENT’s Persian Wars Resource Pages.