Definition of Xerxes I in English:

Xerxes I

Syllabification: Xerx·es I
Pronunciation: /ˌzərkˌsēz THə ˈfərst
 
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  • (Circa 519–465 bc), son of Darius I; king of Persia 486–465. He continued his father’s attack on the Greeks but was forced to withdraw after defeats at Salamis in 480 and Plataea in 479.

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