Darius the Great

The scholarship available on King Darius (I) the Great.


  • Briant, P., From Cyrus to Alexander: a history of the Persian Empire, Winona Lake IN, 2002, 107-138.
  • Wiesehofer, J. & Azodi, A., Ancient Persia: from 550 BC to 650 AD, London, 2001, 13-21.

Further Reading

  • Bickerman, E.J. & Tadmor, H., ‘Darius I, Pseudo-Smerdis and the magi’ in Athenaeum: studii periodici di letteratura e storia dell’Antichità 56, 1978, 239-261.
  • Briant, P., ‘Gaumata’ in Encyclopaedia Iranica, London, 2012.
  • Collon, G., The Palace of Darius at Susa: the great royal residence of Achaemenid Persia, London, 2013.
  • Head, R., ‘Assyria at Bisitun and the universal kingship of Darius I of Persia’ in Your Praise is Sweet – A Memorial Volume for Jeremy Black from Students, Colleagues and Friends, 2011, 117-124.
  • Sancisi-Weerdenburg, H., ‘Persian Kings and history’ in The Limits of historiography: genre and narrative in ancient historical texts, Leiden, 1999, 91-112.
  • Tuplin, C., ‘Darius’ accession in (the) Media’ in Writing and Society in Near Eastern Society, Papers in Honour of Alan R. Millard, London, 2005, 217-244.
  • Waters, M.W., ‘Darius and the Achaemenid Line’ in Ancient History Bulletin 10, 1996, 11-18.
  • Waters, M.W., ‘Cyrus and the Achaemenids’ in Iran 42, 2004, 91-102.