Friday, February 18, 2011
Post #10 - Most Influential Persian Leader
I believe the most influential person leader was Cyrus the Great. Cyrus accomplished the astonishing task of defeating the Median army and uniting the Persians and Medians as one. He also captured several Greek cities in Ionia, and spread his army into Mesopotamia where he then defeated the Chaldeans and took over Babylon. All of these militarian extravanganzas showed how truely powerful Cyrus was as a leader, and also how much respect that his people had for him to be able to put their lives on the line in this way. Cyrus also allowed people to keep their own customs when he took them over. This allowed for a vast variety of cultural beliefs, and also made Cyrus have much respect over the people he conquered. The last task Cyrus accomplished was freeing the Jews from slavery and allowing them to return to Jerusalem and rebuild their temple. When Cyrus died, he rule the largest empire in the world, and that is why he is the most famous Persian leader.