Thursday, October 15, 2009

2) Zarathustra and the possibility of his influence

Besides the education he got from his ancestors, Cyrus may have become familiarized with Zarathustra's teaching via an uncle of his, Vishtaspa (Hystaspes) the father of Darius I2, who was at that time governor of Bhaktria, a province east of the land of the Medes, and who was a disciple of that Iranian teacher, even a patron of his teaching, as mentioned.

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