Dareios II
Historical Figure
Nationality: Persian Empire
Date of Birth: 5th century BC
Date of Death: 404 BC
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Zoroastrianism
Parents: Artaxerxes I
Cosmartidene of Babylon
Spouse: Parysatis
Children: King Artaxerxes II
At least 14 others
Relatives: Xerxes I of Persia (grandfather)
House: Achaemenid
Political Office(s): Shahanshah of Persia, Pharaoh of Egypt
Turtledove Appearances:
"The Daimon"
POD: 415 BCE
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Dareios II (or Darius), originally called Ochus and often surnamed Nothus, was king of the Persian Empire from 423 BC to 404 BC.

Very little is known of Dareios's reign. It is generally agreed that as long as the power of Athens remained intact he did not meddle in Greek affairs, for when Athenian power been broken in Syracuse, he launched a war with Athens. In 404 BC Darius II died after a reign of 19 years.

Dareios II in "The Daimon"Edit

During the reign of Dareios II, Alkibiades defeated Syracuse and Sparta, and became dictator of Athens. Dareios found his empire the target of a united Hellenistic offensive.[1]


  1. See, e.g., Atlantis and Other Places, pgs. 212-213, HC.
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Shahanshah of Persia
423 BC – 404 BC
Succeeded by
Artaxerxes II
Pharaoh of Egypt
423 BC -404 BC
Succeeded by