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" His history is the biography man." The history always recorded the famous people in the ancient world. Due to the reason, there is not much information about ordinary person. However the history is simply an agreed upon lie.

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" His history is the biography man." The history always recorded the famous people in the ancient world. Due to the reason, there is not much information about ordinary person. However the history is simply an agreed upon lie. Truth is not going to match the legend. And people will always prefer the legend. There is many interpretation of the representation of Xerxes from both ancient and modern sources. When Darius died in 486BC, his son by queen Atossa daughter of Cyrus, become king. Darius had reigned for approximately thirty -five years; his son Xerxes inherited the greatest empire the ancient world had ever seen. (Herodotus in the histories, book7.2-3), tell us the story of how Xerxes become a king. Xerxes was not the first - born son of Darius. Artabaznes was an oldest son from Darius ' marriage to the daughter of Gobryas, a noble. Xerxes was born after Darius become king and he was the descendant of the Cyrus. I am Xerxes, the great king, king of kings, king of lands, containing many men, king in his great earth far and wide, son of the Persian, and Aryan of seed."(At olmstead, history of the Persian Empire, p231). ...read more.

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He believes in right and truth. [3.14-17] I am not hot-tempered. I am ruling over myself. Xerxes is not emotional -he is in control of his control of his emotions, such as anger. [5.23-26] What a man says against a man, that does not convince me, until I hear the solemn testimony of both. Xerxes is fair in his judgement when there is a dispute between 2 people, he reserves judgement until he has heard and accounts of the problem by both parties before making a decision. [6.26-31] What a man says dos or performs, according to his power, I am satisfied and my pleasure is abundant and I am pleased and I give abundantly to devoted (watchful) man. Xerxes rewards his subjects who obey the law and contribute to society. Herodotus, 9.107ff relates the story of Xerxes in a disastrous love triangle involving the wife and daughter of his brother masistes. This source shows the weakness of Xerxes, because 2 women manipulated him. Xerxes lust after his brother wife his brother wife is faithful to her husband and will not sleep with Xerxes. ...read more.

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some of modern source and analysis are shows below. The history of ancient Greece, trans roberton ,w,edinburgh, 1776. P117 [Xerxes]gave himself wholly up to the every sort of voluptuousness and debauchery: his court become one general scence of the most shameful excesses, murder and incest succeeding each other in a perpetual. This source shows Xerxes was manipulated by two woman, and because of this he loss his throne finally . Huart,C, ancient peria and iranian civilization, New York ,1927, p60 Xerxes was tall and of noble bearing , but he was violent , sensual, weak and indolent. This is a negative source of Xerxes, and it also tells he was get disrepute in his latter life. Eg,violent ,sensual, weak(he is bad in command the warfare ). Cullican ,w, the medes and the persians, london 1965,pp.80-81 Xerxes had neither the milltary ability nor the statecraft of his predecessors. Ealy in his reign his solutions to the unrest in egypt and babylon show the turn of tide in acheamenid fortunes. This source shows that Xerxes was useless in administer his state during his reign The both of ancient source and modern source are written Xerxes negatively. But he still represented good in some attitude .eg. he 's contribution to persepolis and ect. ...read more.

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