Talk:Achaemenid Empire

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Persistent use of Greek names to refer to Persian cities[edit]

I've noticed the persistent, exclusive use of Western demonyms (i.e., Greek xenonyms, rather than Persian autonyms) in this article, to refer to Persian entities from people to cities. The entries on this page go so far as to claim that cities were actually called by their Greek names, without qualifying that it was the strictly the Greeks who were doing the calling by that name. Persepolis is an example. I think this is misleading (as a person of Persian descent I actually find it offensive) and, unless someone beats me to it or raises a proper and persuasive objection, I will edit the page to clarify this issue, and include the Persian name as well as the Greek. Shrinkydink07 (talk) 09:32, 16 August 2016 (UTC)SD

Note that this is an english article


For a very brief time in Xerxes war against greece, Xerxes had annexed Attica and Boetica, but this is not shown in the map. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:59, 23 August 2016 (UTC)


The "Religion" section discusses only Zoroastrianism, the religion of the Achaemenid kings and ethnic Iranians, but fails to mentions other religions. --Z 13:10, 10 February 2017 (UTC)