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Xerxes

Lecture no. 8 from the course: Famous Greeks

Xerxes

Taught by Professor J. Rufus Fears | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Both Plutarch and Herodotus would agree that Persia's King Xerxes (519–465 B.C.) belongs in any course on famous Greeks. Xerxes is central to Herodotus's Histories: He was responsible for the fall of his country. By studying the folly of Xerxes, Herodotus hopes the Greeks can avoid the same errors.

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