Persian Kings

Herodotus depicts Cambyses as openly antagonistic to the Egyptian people today and their gods, cults, temples, and priests, in specific stressing the murder of the sacred bull Apis. He says that these actions led to a madness that triggered him to kill his brother Bardiya , his personal sister-wife and Croesus of Lydia. He then concludes that Cambyses fully lost his mind, and all later classical authors repeat the themes…Read More