/euh kee"meuh neez', euh kem"euh-/, n.
fl. 7th century B.C., Persian king: traditional founder of the Achaemenid dynasty.
[ < Gk Achaiménes < OPers Hachamanish-]

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▪ Persian governor of Egypt
Old Persian  Hakhamanish  
died c. 460 BC, , Papremis, Egypt

      son of the Achaemenid king Darius I of Persia.

      After the first rebellion of Egypt (484), Achaemenes was appointed satrap (governor) of Egypt by his brother Xerxes I; he also commanded the Egyptian contingent of the Achaemenid fleet defeated by the Greeks at the Battle of Salamis (Salamis, Battle of) (480). Little more is known of Achaemenes' career until he was defeated and slain in battle by Inaros, the leader of the second rebellion of Egypt against Achaemenid rule.

▪ Persian ruler of Parsumash
Old Persian  Hakhamanish  
flourished 7th century BC

      eponymous ancestor of the Persian Achaemenid dynasty; he was the father of Teispes (Chishpish) and an ancestor of Cyrus II the Great and Darius I the Great. Although Achaemenes probably ruled only Parsumash, a vassal state of the kingdom of Media, many scholars believe that he led armies from Parsumash and Anshan (Anzan, northwest of Susa in Elam) against the Assyrian king Sennacherib in 681.

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