Amélie Kuhrt describes it as "the most reliable and sober [ancient] account of the fall of Babylon."2.
- 1. A. L. Oppenheim, "The Babylonian Evidence of Achaemenian Rule in Mesopotamia," in The Cambridge History of Iran: Vol. 2: The Median and Achaemenian periods. Edited by Gershevitch, Ilya (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993), 535.
- 2. Amélie Kuhrt, "Babylonia from Cyrus to Xerxes," in The Cambridge Ancient History: Persia, Greece, and the Western Mediterranean, C. 525-479 B.C. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988), 112-138.