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on March 5, 2009
[52 (lines 2-31) ] King Darius says: This is what I have done. By the grace of Ahuramazda I have always acted. After I became king, I fought nineteen battles in a single year, and by the grace of Ahuramazda I overthrew nine kings and I made them captive.
Another was named Âina, an Elamite; he lied, saying: "I am king the king of Elam."
51. (4.1-2.) Darius the King says: This is what was done by me in Babylon.
52. (4.2-31.) Darius the King says: This is what I did by the favor of Ahuramazda in one and the same year after that I became king. I fought nineteen battles; by the favor of Ahuramazda I smote them and took prisoner nine kings.
One was named Gaumata, a Magian; he lied and said, "I am Smerdis, the son of Cyrus." He made Persia rebellious.
One, named Asina, an Elamite, lied and said, "I am king in Elam." He made Elam rebellious to me.