Darius III in hieroglyphs

The third pharaoh of the Thirty-first Dynasty, a.k.a. Dareios III

Precedessor
Arses

Successor
Alexander the Great

Reign of Darius III
AE Chronology335–332
v. Beckerath335–332
Shaw336–332
Dodson335–332
Redford335–332
Manetho (Africanus)4 years
Manetho (Eusebius)6 years

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

Personal name given at birth. Also known as the Nomen .

Birth name
Deriush
driwš
Darius
ini-T:r-w-M8A
Stele of Alexander the Great (British Museum EA1697)
Mond & Myers, The Bucheum, plate XXXVII (2)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 230-231, 3:E

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTranscriptionReign
Africanus xxxi, 3 Δαρειος Darius 4 years
Eusebius xxxi, 3 Δαρειος Darius 6 years

Bibliography

  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 230–231
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 173
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