12 sentences with «king»

« According to one legend, St. Ursula, daughter of a Christian king of Great Britain, was asked in marriage by a pagan. »
« Its king, Djoser, was the first to commission a huge tomb to house his remains when he died: the first pyramid. »
« The Egyptians believed that if there was no king or if the priests did not recite the proper prayers, terrible chaos and destruction would reign on earth. »
« In 1550 BC, the Second Intermediate Period ended when another Egyptian king, Ahmose I, expelled the Hyksos from Egypt. »
« The period of political breakdown in Mesopotamia following the collapse of the Bronze Age ended around 880 BC when the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II began a series of wars to conquer Mesopotamia and Canaan. »
« By the time of the reign of the Assyrian king Tiglath-Pilezer III (r. 745 - 727 BC), the Assyrians had shifted their borders to the Mediterranean in the west and Persia (present-day Iran) in the east. »
« Soon after, a Babylonian king, Nabopolassar, led a rebellion that eventually led to the sack of Nineveh, the Assyrian capital. »
« A Judean king, Josiah, insisted on the imposition of strict monotheism and the compilation of the first books of the Hebrew Bible, the Torah, in 621 BC. »
« Part of the inscription on the Cyrus II Cylinder reads: "I am Cyrus, king of the world, great king, mighty king, king of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters, son of Cambyses, great king, king of Anse, grandson of Cyrus, great king, king of Anse, descendant of Theispes, great king, king of Anse, of an eternal line of kingship, whose dominion Belo and Nabu love, whose reign they desire to their hearts' delight". »
« In 522, after the death of Cambyses II, Darius I became king (r. 521 - 486 BCE). »
« Xerxes I, the new king, sent a huge army (up to 200,000 troops and 1,200 ships) against Greece, supported by a navy more than twice as large as that of the Athenians. »
« Typically, in a Greek tragedy, the main character is a powerful male leader, a king or a military captain, who enjoys great success in his endeavours until a fatal flaw in his own personality and psyche causes him to do something foolish and self-destructive. »

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