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According to the legend , Astyages , the king of the Medes and overlord of the Persians , gave his daughter in marriage to his vassal in Persis , a prince ... No Persian chauvinist , Cyrus was quick to learn from the conquered peoples .
( P.G.P. ) Darius I the Great , of Persia One of the greatest of the Achaemenid kings of Persia ( Iran ) , Darius I unified the administration of the Achaemenid Empire and began the Persian attempt to penetrate Europe .
He also continued the privileges granted by Cyrus to the Greek sanctuaries : a Persian official was reprimanded for ... and the introduction of Zoroastrianism as the state religion of Persia is probably to be attributed to him .
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