Darius the First
By: Analisa Lujan, Arin Byrant, Julio Garcia
What was he famous for?
Darius is best known for expanding the Achaemenid Empire in all known directions and leading the Persians to a mighty defeat in the Battle of Marathon.
- Darius attacked the Greek mainland and gained more land but then they decided to change up his rules which caused a feud between them.
- Darius revolutionized the economy by placing it on a gold and silver coinage.
He was recognized for being such a trustworthy leader and always keeping his empire at peace during the rough wartimes.
We believe he was a good king because of he wasn’t self centered and focused on his people by providing them with more land and security. He was also very intelligent and skilled at creating blueprints to build up his kingdom.