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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Artaxer`xes

The name of several Persian monarchs:

alled the "Long-handed," from his right hand being longer than his left; son of Xerxes

oncluded a peace with Greece after a war of 52 years; entertained Themistocles at his court; king from 465 to 424 B.C.

anquished and killed his brother Cyrus at Cunaxa in 401, who had revolted against him; imposed in 387 on the Spartans the shameful treaty of Antalcidas (q. v .); king from 405 to 359 B.C.

on of the preceding, slew all his kindred on ascending the throne; in Egypt slew the sacred bull Apis and gave the flesh to his soldiers, for which his eunuch Bagsas poisoned him; king from 359 to 338 B.C.

randson of Sassan, founder of the dynasty Sassanidæ; restored the old religion of the Magi, amended the laws, and promoted education; king from A.D. 223 to 232.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Artaxer`xes'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/a/artaxerxes.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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