Your Empire was founded by Cyrus, Xerxes extended it and Darius preserved it. Your present ruler seems to me to possess something of the qualities of all three of these mighty kings.
Xerxes the great did die; and so must you and I.New England Primer (1814).
Tell your king (Xerxes), who sent you, how his Greek viceroy (Alexander I) of Macedonia has received you hospitably.Book 5, Ch. 20, 4 (Loeb) (The Histories)
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