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Cyrus and the West

By Cam Rea Once Cyrus defeated Astyages, he inherited a new problem… And that problem was the western front.   This was because in 585 BCE, Cyrus’ predecessors, the Umman-manda, and the Lydian empire had made an agreement that the boundary between their two territories was the Halys River. The king of Lydia at the