Achashverosh, the King of Persia, had a party. Some sources claim it was Xerxes I, some translate the name as Artaxerxes (I or II, they are not sure), and some even say it was Darius. Whoever he was, though, he had not been a legitimate heir to the throne but came up from common class through wars and intrigues. First thing he did was to marry Princess Vashti, the granddaughter of Nebuchadnezzar, thus establishing royal ties. The second was throwing a grand banquet for all the nobles of the realm, including representatives of all the nations conquered by the vast empire.
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