Talk:Artaxerxes II of Persia

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Incest Allegations[edit]

I removed teh incest allegations. Please note that concubines were often refferred to as "Royal Daughters". Creepy but not incest. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:08, 7 March 2014 (UTC)


The peace stipulated in 386 b.C. by Artaxerxes is called the peace of Antalcidas. Not Antaklidas... :)The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) .

For future reference, if you would like to correct a typo, just click "edit this page" at the top and you can fix it yourself. You don't even need to have an account! Livajo 21:54, 9 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I was wondering if there was a page on Mnemon, who was a character in the Illiad who failed to remind Achilles never to kill a child of Apollo. If there is such a page, could someone install a redirect on this page to that page? If not, would someone tell me so I can request it?

Age of Araxerxes II[edit]

So, was he 90 or 94 years old when he died? The current text at Artaxerxes III of Persia contradicts itself. Woodwalker (talk) 18:50, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

You mean 86 or 94? In any case there are different accounts.--Xashaiar (talk) 20:44, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, but the inconsistency is not in this article, but in the article about Artaxerxes III of Persia (three, not two). The sources may differ, but in that article his age is twice presented more or less as a fact, first 90, then 94. Woodwalker (talk) 21:46, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for informing. I will correct them. But apparently accounts of Ctesias contradicts Plutarch's. --Xashaiar (talk) 21:54, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Contradictions in dates[edit]

This section section should be at Artaxerxes I! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:09, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Artaxerxes II ruled in the first half of the 4th century BC. The section about his biblical portrayal however refers to dates in the middle of the 5th century. That doesn't seem to add up. Gugganij (talk) 20:20, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

This actually belongs to the article about Artaxerxes I!!! -- (talk) 10:40, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

I removed the section about Artaxerxes I but someone keeps putting it back. Why??? -- (talk) 21:13, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

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Unsourced content[edit]

User:AncientEgypt23 please do not add unsourced content as you did here and here. Wikipedia content summarizes reliable sources; that is all we do here. Thanks. Jytdog (talk) 16:56, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

User:Jytdog I am not my colleague editor AncientEgypt23 by the way, do you have any prove for this suggestion?
How about my latest edit, does it pass? (talk) 23:59, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
My apologies. It is not uncommon for people to log out and continue trying to force their edits in, instead of working things out on the talk page.
About this edit, you are doing what we call original research there, giving your own thoughts about the matter. What we do here in Wikipedia, is summarize what reliable sources say. (and no it is not OK to string together things summaries from other sources to make an argument. The matter has to be discussed in the source cited). Thanks for asking. Jytdog (talk) 01:45, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

User:Jytdog Could you give the title of an article which passes the rules? (talk) 03:35, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

This article is generally very badly sourced; it is a problem. Scholarly histories are great sources. This article should be sourced to things like ISBN 9781575061207 and ISBN 9781610693912. There are often many good scholarly articles at jstor -- here is a search. Things like that. Jytdog (talk) 03:43, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

User:Jytdog How about this summary:

The high priest Johanan mentioned in the Elephantine papyri still during the reign of Darius II and three years before the start of Artaxerxes II's reign (407 BC), also is mentioned in Ezra 10:6 after the reign of Darius (Ezra 6:1) and during the rule of Artaxerxes (Ezra 7:1).[1][2] (talk) 16:48, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

User:Jytdog Thanks for your great jstor link, really interesting. Currently I am reading an article by Leo Mildenberg about Artaxerxes III, he was 86 when he wrote it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:34, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Evert Wandelaar. Tgeorgescu (talk) 09:08, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
@Jytdog: The IP wasn't AncientEgypt23's sock, he is someone elses sock (got blocked for one year). Tgeorgescu (talk) 10:17, 28 August 2018 (UTC)


  1. ^ Pritchard, James B. ed., Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament, Princeton University Press, third edition with supplement 1969, ISBN 9780691035031, p. 492
  2. ^ Bezalel Porten (Author), J. J. Farber (Author), C. J. F. Martin (Author), G. Vittmann (Author), The Elephantine Papyri in English (Documenta Et Monumenta Orientis Antiqui, book 22), Koninklijke Brill NV, The Netherlands, 1996, ISBN 9781589836280, p 125-153.