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Phraortes

Φραόρτης). The second king of Media, and son of Deioces, whom he succeeded. He reigned from B.C. 656 to 634. He first conquered the Persians, and then subdued the greater part of Asia, but was at length defeated and killed while laying siege to Ninus (Nineveh), the capital of the Assyrian Empire. He was succeeded by his son Cyaxares (Herod.i. 73Herod., 102).

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