xerxes moves to attack the next day and forces the Greeks to stand and fight.
king of Persia who reigned 486-465 B.C.E., Greek Xerxes, from Old Persian Xšayaršan, literally "male (i.e. 'hero') among kings," from Xšaya- "to rule over" (cf. shah) + aršan "male, man, hero." The Hebrew rendition was Ahashwerosh, Ahashresh.