The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws. — Tacitus

Smerdis the Magi

~ 522 BC
Civilization: Greek — Persia
   Field of Renown:  monarch — Usurper
Era:  Eastern Empires

Impersonated Smerdis, son of Cyrus and stole the throne of Persia.

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Smerdis the Magian  in  Darius the Great  by  Jacob Abbott
False Smerdis is Slain  in  Stories of the East From Herodotus  by  Alfred J. Church

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Phaedyma feeling for Smerdis's Ears.
 in Darius the Great