Curious to tell, this imperial negro, Ahasuerus Daggoo, was the Squire of little Flask, who looked like a chess-man beside him.
And it is just possible that it is worth notice that, though the name of Ahasuerus corresponds to Xerxes, Josephus identifies him with Artaxerxes I.
There is a striking similarity of character between the Xerxes of Herodotus and the Ahasuerus of Esther; (3) that certain coincidences in dates and events 'See Trumbull, Threshold Covenant, pp. 46 sqq.; Haddon, Study of Man, pp. 347 sqq.; P. Sartori, Zeitschr.
The chronologically misplaced account of the successful opposition in the time of Ahasuerus (i.e.
It is also to be noted that Ahasuerus is read to at night when he cannot sleep (Esther vi.
Aus den Tagebiichern des Reichsgrafen Ahasuerus Heinrich von Lehndorf, Kammerherrn der Konigin Elisabett Christine von Preussen (Gotha, 1907).
The identification of Ahasuerus with Artaxerxes I.
In the book of Esther the king of Persia is called Ahasuerus (rendered in LXX.
Modern scholars, therefore, identify the Ahasuerus of Ezra with Xerxes.
In England, besides the ballads in Percy's Reliques, William Godwin introduced the idea of an eternal witness of the course of civilization in his St Leon (1799),(1799), and his son-in-law Shelley introduces Ahasuerus in his Queen Mab.