King Xerxes I (520- 465 BCE)
Devin Hogg, Nicholaus Maldonado, and Carina Heredia
What did he accomplish?
- Conquered Northern Greece in the summer of 480 BCE
- The decay of the Achaemenid Empire began under his Rule
- Led the Persians in the Battle of Plataea
What role did he play in Persian history?
He played a key role in Persian History because the decay of the Persian Empire began when his rule began.
Was he a good leader?
Xerxes was not a very good leader because he broke with the policy of ruling foreign lands with a fairly light hand, and ruthlessly ignored Egyptian forms of rule and imposed his will on the rebellious province.