Recent research has revealed that Cyrus the Great, a king of the Achaemenids may have had no familial connections of the Achaemenids themselves, This brings to question that if Cyrus was not an Achaemenid, what then? Also, what was the relationship between the two? Answers to these questions, are both important with regard to Cyrus' establishment of the empire and Darius'victory in the crisis of 522 B.C. the argument rest upon the identification of Cassendane as a wife of Cyrus, as she was a member of the Achaemenid clan.
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