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Darius I

Line breaks: Dar¦ius I
Pronunciation: /dəˈrʌɪəs
 
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Definition of Darius I in English:

( Circa 550–486 bc), king of Persia 521–486 bc; known as Darius the Great. After a revolt by the Greek cities in Ionia (499–494 bc) he invaded Greece but was defeated at Marathon (490 bc).

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