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Annotated Bibliography Primary Sources

":: Pars Times | Greater Iran & Beyond." :: Pars Times | Greater Iran & Beyond. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Dec. 2012. <http://www.parstimes.com>. This primary website included loads of information and reliable historical facts. It had information for every category of the Persian Empire and Cyrus. I used it for quotes and pictures. "Cyrus Charter of Human Rights - First Charter of Right of Nations - Cyrus Cylinder of he Rights of Nations, First Human Rights Declaration - Cyrus the Great - Cambysses, Darius the Great, Xerxes, Artaxerxes I." FarsiNet, Iranian Persian Global eCommunity for Farsi Speaking People, Persian Website, Free Farsi Books, Free farsi Injil,Persian Iranian Reporsitory - Persian Farsi eCommunity - Persian Muslim Articles - Iranian Muslim Art - Farsi Muslim Poetry - What i. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Nov. 2012. <http://farsinet.com/cyrus>. This primary source included loads of information about Cyrus and his contributions to mankind. I was able to use the documents as embedded documents for my website, sited, and for various quotes and firsthand accounts. Marduk, the command of, and the great lord. "History of Iran: The Cyrus the Great Cylinder." Iran Chamber Society. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Nov. 2012. <http://www.iranchamber.com/history/cyrus/cyrus_charter.php>. This primary source was useful because it included information about the Cyrus cylinder. It included a chart with the Akkadian script and the exact English translation on the other side. There were quotes from real people, talking about Cyrus and his rule, and I used it for my embedded documents and sources for information to include in my website. "ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies." ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2012. <http://www.the-

orb.net/textbooks/westciv/persian.html>. This primary source included firsthand information and documents for the Cyrus Cylinder, the Charter of Human Rights, and the Translation Chart for the Akkadian language to the English language on the Cyrus transcripts. I used it for the embedded documents about Cyrus the Great and his cylinder. It also included specific quotes, which I used as well. "The Persians." World History International: World History Essays From Prehistory To The Present. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2012. <http://history-world.org/persians.htm>. This primary source was helpful to me because it had actual quotes from Cyrus the Great and the people of that time who studied his empire and his actions closely. It also included the contributions and the reactions of a certain scholar, Herodotus, with specific quotes. I used it for the translation and documental information about the Cyrus Cylinder and Cyrus's exact quotations about "King of King" Seal.

Secondary Sources

" 20 Facts You Might Not Know About Persia | ANCIENT-EMPIRES.COM." ANCIENTEMPIRES.COM. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Jan. 2013. <http://www.ancient-empires.com/2011/08/18/20facts-you-might-not-know-about-persia/>. This website was useful because I learned a few new facts about the Persian Empire, including that they were the founder of the United Nations and a few other facts about the culture. I used it for my Culture tab and Legacy tab. 1912, Beatrice Home -. "History Curriculum Homeschool | Heritage History." Heritage History. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2012. <http://www.heritagehistory.com/www/heritage.php?Dir=characters&FileName=cyrus1.php>. The website was useful because I learned new facts about Cyrus the Great and I was able to analyze all my compiled

research into one fact: Cyrus the Great deserved to be called 'the Great'. I used this information in my timeline and Cyrus the Great tab. "9 Timeless Leadership Lessons from Cyrus the Great - Forbes." Information for the World's Business Leaders - Forbes.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2012. <http://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanholiday/2012/04/19/9-timeless-leadership-lessons-from-cyrusthe-great/>. This source was useful because it included 9 leadership lessons people in the modern world use from Cyrus the Great. I included this in my Legacy tab of my website. "Alexander the Great (Alexander of Macedon) Biography." History of Macedonia and the Macedonian Nation. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2012. <http://www.historyofmacedonia.org/AncientMacedonia/AlexandertheGreat.html>. This website source was a biography and history of Alexander the Great and his empire and achievements. It was mostly used for the timeline portion of my website to talk about Alexander; his birth, death, and what he did to impact the Persian Empire. Many important facts were included. "Alexander the Great and his Empire." ANCIENT ANATOLIA AND ASIA MINOR. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2012. <http://www.ancientanatolia.com/historical/alexander_great.htm>. This secondary source was useful because it was about Alexander the Great versus Cyrus the Great, and some facts about Alexander the Great as well. This is where I included the fact of the comparison of Cyrus to Alexander, where one destroys and one preserves in my Legacy tab. BC, the year 540, Cyrus captured Elam (Susiana), its capital, and Susa.. "Achaemenid Empire, Cyrus the Great, Darius the Great, Xerxes the Great - Crystalinks." Crystalinks Home Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2012. <http://www.crystalinks.com/Achaemenid_Empire.html>. The website source proved to be incredibly helpful and the usage was high. It included valuable information about the Achaemenid Empire, a family tree of the rulers, and a crisp understanding of the

importance of the empire and it's accomplishments. I used it for my quotes and tab information of my website. BC, the year 540, and Cyrus captured Elam. "Cyrus the Great - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Jan. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrus_the_Great>. This website was very useful because it included many facts about Cyrus and so much information, that most of it was used. It was constantly used in my Legacy and Cyrus the Great tab of my website with pictures and information about the contributions Cyrus made to different parts of the world. "Biography Of Cyrus The Great, Founder Of The Persian Empire." Essortment Articles: Free Online Articles on Health, Science, Education & More.... N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Dec. 2012. <http://www.essortment.com/biography-cyrus-great-founder-persian-empire-20478.html>. This website source was useful because it included a specific, reliable biography about Cyrus the Great. I used it to gather more information about the founder of the Persian Empire and quoted from it several times. Category. "Cyrus the Great - Persian King ." Ancient / Classical History - Ancient Greece & Rome & Classics Research Guide. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2012. <http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/persianempire/g/082610-Cyrus-The-Great.htm>. This source was absolutely useful because it included more birth and biography information about Cyrus the Great, including his parents and the signs that he was extraordinary with his accomplishments and achievements and his benevolent title. I used it to quote Cyropaedia, an important book about Cyrus, and his father in the Cyrus the Great tab of my website. "Cyrus Charter of Human Rights - First Charter of Right of Nations - Cyrus Cylinder of he Rights of Nations, First Human Rights Declaration - Cyrus the Great - Cambysses, Darius the Great,

Xerxes, Artaxerxes I." FarsiNet, Iranian Persian Global eCommunity for Farsi Speaking People, Persian Website, Free Farsi Books, Free farsi Injil,Persian Iranian Reporsitory - Persian Farsi eCommunity - Persian Muslim Articles - Iranian Muslim Art - Farsi Muslim Poetry - What i. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Oct. 2012. <http://www.farsinet.com/cyrus>. This primary source included Cyrus the Great documents about Cyrus Day and beneficial quotes that were embedded into the website. "Cyrus The Great." Cyrus The Great. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Feb. 2013. <http://www.cyrusthegreat.net/>. The website was useful because the facts incorporated were about Cyrus the Great and what he did for the Persian Empire and the modern world. It included some new information that I later used in my timeline and Legacy tab of my website. "Cyrus the Great." All Empires. Darius of Parsa, n.d. Web. 23 Nov. 2012. <www.allempires.com/article/index.php?q=cyrus_the_great>. This website source was a great source to have because it provided useful information for the History of the Persian Empire, the location, the rulers, Cyrus the Great's birth and biography, his contributions, his achievements, and many more reasons he deserves to be called 'the Great'. I used it for my History tab, timeline for the Greek and Persian War, and my Cyrus the Great tab and Legacy. "Cyrus the Great." Social Studies for Kids. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2012. <http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/cyrus.htm>. This website was useful for me because it included timeline information and a simple sentence that created a fundamental sentence about Cyrus. I used it for the timeline portion of my website because it had dates for the Persian Empire.

"Cyrus the Great." Sarissa.Org. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Dec. 2013. <http://www.sarissa.org/cyrus2.php>. I saw this website as useful because it was a short description about Cyrus and why we consider him how we do today, and what's he is especially known for. I used it for my History tab. "Cyrus the Great - Television Tropes & Idioms ." Home Page - Television Tropes & Idioms . N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Nov. 2012. <http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CyrusTheGreat>. The website included a lot of information about Cyrus the Great. I know I've said that before but it's known that I need a lot of facts about Cyrus before I can truly understand him and what he has done. I used this for my History and Legacy tab of my website, quoting that he was deserving to be called the most famous ruler of all time. "Cyrus the Great Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Cyrus the Great." Encyclopedia.com | Free Online Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2012. <http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Cyrus_the_Great.aspx>. This website source was useful because it included information about Cyrus the Great's achievements and stellar contributions that results in many to look up to him and appraise him. I used this in my timeline and my Cyrus the Great tab which included the treatment of the Jews, the quote about the Bible, and what he did to include his honors. "Cyrus the Great | Suite101." Suite101. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2012. <http://suite101.com/article/cyrus-the-great-a47971>. The source was useful because it was a quick information-getter about the man who founded the Persian Empire, named Cyrus the Great. I was able to use this source for the timeline and Cyrus the Great part of my website. I also quoted from it. "Cyrus the Great's - Declaration of Rights." The Worlds First Civilizations Were All Black Civilizations. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2012.

<http://realhistoryww.com/world_history/ancient/Misc/Elam/Cyrus_del.htm>. This website source was all about Cyrus the Great and his connection to the Declaration of Rights, also known as, the Declaration of Human Rights of Mankind. I learned that Cyrus the Great and his cylinder was the forefront of this evolution. I used this when I talked about the Cyrus Cylinder in my website. "Cyrus the great | Define Cyrus the great at Dictionary.com." Dictionary.com | Find the Meanings and Definitions of Words at Dictionary.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Jan. 2013. <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cyrus+the+great>. This website was useful because it helped me see how Cyrus the Great is defined in the dictionary and that way I used it to refer to him in certain ways throughout the website. "FC15: The Persian Empire (c.550-330 BCE) - The Flow of History." Welcome - The Flow of History. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Nov. 2012. <http://www.flowofhistory.com/units/pre/2/FC15>. This source was an excessive introduction of rulers and then a brief overview of the fall of the Persian Empire. It talked of the process of preserving the culture and handing it down generation to generation no matter the influence. I used this information for the timeline portion of my website. "GREAT PERSIAN LEADERS: CYRUS THE GREAT, DARIUS AND XERXES - World Topics | Facts and Details." Facts and Details. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Jan. 2013. <http://factsanddetails.com/world.php?itemid=1980&subcatid=371>. The website helped me to stem out of my narrow understanding of what I've read but to have short, choppy facts come at me. That way, I could analyze what I was reading and form it into information for my website. I used what I learned about Cyrus and his life as King of the Persian Empire to incorporate it in the history of my website.

Herodotus, the Greek researcher. "Cyrus." Livius. Articles on Ancient History. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2012. <http://www.livius.org/ct-cz/cyrus_I/cyrus.html>. This website source was useful because it verified information about Cyrus's title and achievements. I learned that some of Cyrus's titles about "King of Medes" aren't verified because of the Medes throne. Herodotus quotes were used and I, in return, used some in my website. "History of Persia: Cyrus the Great." Oznet Internet Services Sydney Australia. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2012. <http://www.oznet.net/cyrus/cyframe.htm>. This website source was very useful because it talked about Cyrus and his burial tomb and many dates. The information was used for the timeline and History part of my website. "Internet History Sourcebooks." FORDHAM.EDU. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2012. <http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/539cyrus1.asp>. The website was useful because it was an excerpt from a History Textbook about Cyrus the Great and it included information and quotes from Cyrus the Great pertaining to the Cyrus Cylinder and an excerpt of the Hebrew bible about him. I used it for my History and Legacy tab of my website because it talked about how his works influenced the world and beyond. "Internet History Sourcebooks." FORDHAM.EDU. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2012. <http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/xenophon-cyrusboy.asp>. The source was interesting to learn from because it was Cyrus's life as a young boy, hence the name, When Cyrus the Great Was a Boy. I honestly didn't use this anywhere in my website. I just wanted it to have a pure background information about Cyrus. "King Cyrus the Great: biography." Read Books Online Free - Romance Novels Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2012. <http://www.publicbookshelf.com/public_html/The_Story_of_the_Greatest_Nations_and_the_

Worlds_Famous_Events_Vol_1/whowasc_dc.html>. I found this website source to be more specific and helpful about Cyrus the Great's treatment towards the Jews. I was able to use it in the section of my website where I discussed it; Cyrus the Great tab. Nardo, Don. The Persian Empire. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books, 1998. Print. This book was helpful because it was an accurate account of the rise and fall of the Persian Empire, the people involved, the aftermath, and the influence, based on archaelogical findings and historical evidence. I used it for lots of my information and it gave me keywords to search videos about. "Persia." Angelfire: Welcome to Angelfire. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2012. <http://www.angelfire.com/empire2/unkemptgoose/Persian.html>. This website was a useful source because it included information about the culture, customs, religion, military, government, traditions, language, art, architecture, achievements, location, geography, rise, decline, and legacy of the Persian Empire. It was basic facts and reliable information about everything one might need to know. I used this a lot for my Culture tab in my website, and my facts for the empire Cyrus created. "Persian History." Rise & Fall Heaven. Intrepid, n.d. Web. 22 Nov. 2012. <www.raf.heavengames.com/history/civilization/persian>. This website source was useful because it included factual information about the rise and fall of the Persian Empire. Also, it included the happenings before Cyrus the Great and during Cyrus the Great. The information was used in my History tab of my website and a lot of my timeline. "PersianDNA [CYRUS THE GREAT] The Great Persian Empire.." Welcome to PersianDNA [ PAST.PRESENT.FUTURE ]. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Jan. 2013. <http://www.persiandna.com/his_cyrus.htm>. This website was useful because it included the

Rise and Fall of the Persian Empire as a whole and I was able to use it in my Legacy and History tab. Polk, William Roe. Understanding Iran: everything you need to know, from Persia to the Islamic Republic, from Cyrus to Ahmadinejad. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Print. This was an incredibly useful book because it had everything one needed to know to create a project on the Persian Empire and Cyrus the Great. It explained a non-biased point of view about the legacy and the contributions of the Persian Empire to the world today. I found many quotes to incorporate in my website and it gave me great background information. "The Persians." World History International: World History Essays From Prehistory To The Present. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2012. <http://history-world.org/persians.htm>. This secondary website source was incredibly useful because it include everything I might need to know about the Persians and their empire. It included lots of quotes and facts about Cyrus the Great, including the ancestors and his birth. I used it for my information and it included pictures that were used in my Home Page for the interactive slideshows. TheHeadlessSnowmen. "Persian Empire Presentation." Upload & Share PowerPoint presentations and documents. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013. <http://www.slideshare.net/TheHeadlessSnowmen/persian-empire-presentation-presentation>. All credit to whoever made this slideshow is given to them. I did not make this slideshow. It was useful because it included location facts and Cyrus the Great facts which I used in my timeline and historical tab of my website. freedom44. "Cyrus the Great (590 BC-529 BC) --(History)." Latest Articles. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2012. <http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/937797/posts>. The website was useful because it was all about Cyrus and his contributions to the modern world and the Persian Empire

Ancient World. I used it for the 16 Reasons Why Cyrus the Great is Great embedded document to my website and a lot of the Cyrus the Great tabs in my website. in, who was. "Cyrus the Great biography." Dromo's Den. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Dec. 2012. <http://www.dromo.info/cyrusbio.htm>. This website source was a useful source to have for my project information because it had more facts and historical figures about Cyrus the Great and his empire. I included it in my History and Cyrus the Great tab since it had a good biography of Cyrus's life. these, learning from, other sources, and in doing so. " The Persian Empire." The Great Courses Audio & Video Lectures from The Worlds Best Professors. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Jan. 2013. <http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/Courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=3117>. The website was immensely useful because it was an online video preview and a long lecture about the Persian Empire which I was able to read. I read the section of the website about Cyrus the Great, considered the most important personal pertaining to the Persian Empire. I used it for my Legacy and Cyrus tab of my website.

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