Darius' position was precarious. He might have been just a bit nefarious. The Persians were mad that he took a little stab, but he ended up becoming imperious!
And to see how he did it all, listen to this episode. Just keep in mind one thing: Persia was a big empire, and to get around it successfully, Darius had to use a Mazda.
Persian Fire by Tom Holland is available on Amazon.
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