S02E09: Cyrus the Great and the Rise of Persia

April 25, 2014

Despite its humble beginnings, the Persian Empire would become the largest political force in world history. Although remembered for its lavish building projects and continuous cultural achievements, the Persian world would not have been possible if not for the efforts of one man. Known as Cyrus the Great, this ruler reshaped the world and built the first empire to rule of three river valleys simultaneously. From the Nile to the Indus, Cyrus was one of the only people to truly be deserving of the title great. On this episode we discuss Cyrus rise to power and the birth of the Persian Empire.