Second Persian Occupation Of Egypt

Second Persian Occupation Of Egypt... 06/07/343BC History, #Apis, #Artaxerxes, #Artaxerxes_3, #Athens, #Bagoas, #Egypt, #Egyptian, #Nakhthorhebe, #Ochus, #Persian, #Phoenicia, #Rhodes

Nakhthorhebe gave sacrifices to gods on this full moon night to help him in the war with Artaxerxes 3 Ochus. The Persian king was determined to get back Egypt after 60 years and finally succeeded by help from Bagoas and Mentor of Rhodes. However, he disrespected Egyptian religion and traditions; killed Apis and became hated throughout Egypt. His Accession in March 358 after killing his own brothers gave him a bad reputation at home also. Athens, in 355 submitted again after receiving a letter from the king. In 346, a rebellion in Phoenicia was suppressed and desperate Sidonians set fire to their own city. Artaxerxes 3 was poisoned by Bagoas and died in September 336 B.C. All his sons also became victims of their father's bloody record and were killed after his death....

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